Mr Innocent Tasara
Lecturer in Mathematics Education
I am Innocent Tasara, FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, BSc (Hon) Mathematics (Leeds), Dip Education Mathematics (Zimbabwe), PGCE (with QTS) Mathematics (Leeds), MA Mathematics Education (Leeds). I am a Lecturer in Mathematics Education and the programme leader for the MA Education.
Currently, I am working on my thesis on the teaching of calculus. I am also working on a Nuffield Foundation-funded research project- Core Maths project. My research interests are firmly rooted in mathematics education. Areas of interests include teaching and learning of calculus, post-16 mathematics education; pedagogy - social constructivists’ approaches; problem-solving and inquiry-oriented learning activities; epistemology - mathematical knowledge for teaching; teacher knowledge; and teacher education.
I joined the School of Education in April 2012, after teaching mathematics in secondary (11-18) schools in Leeds and Halifax since 2008. However, my teaching career dates back to 1997 when I undertook my first teaching qualification and taught mathematics in Zimbabwe. For the last 5 years, I have been heavily involved in Initial Teacher Education (ITE). I have been the course leader for the PGCE Secondary Mathematics and the Teaching Advanced Mathematics (TAM) programmes. Currently, my teaching activities are primarily on Undergraduate programmes but also contributing to PGT provision and PGR supervision.