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Harper, Tara

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  • Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Education
  • United Kingdom

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Biography

Tara Harper is a Lecturer in Education in the School of Education and Social Work.

She began her career as a secondary mathematics teacher in the Borders in 1992 and has also taught mathematics in Fife and Clackmannanshire. After a period of time working as a Mathematics Development Officer in Clackmannanshire, she re-trained as a primary teacher and has taught in the primary sector ever since. She has had a variety of roles including Class Teacher, Principal Teacher, Depute Head Teacher and latterly Head Teacher in Perth and Kinross. She joined the University as a permanent member of staff, teaching mathematics education on primary and secondary teacher education programmes in February 2015.

Tara completed her Masters in Professional Enquiry: School Leadership and Management in 2013 with the final dissertation titled 'Evaluating Professional Learning'. 

Research interests

  • Developing 'intriguing' learning and teaching in mathematics education
  • How primary and secondary colleagues can learn from one another and provide a progressive, coherent transition between primary and secondary mathematics education
  • Co-operative learning in mathematics teaching

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of Stirling

External positions

External Examiner, University of Glasgow

31 Aug 2018 → …

External Examiner, University of Edinburgh

1 Sep 2017 → …

Keywords

  • L Education (General)
  • Mathematics Education

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Activities 2016 2019

Making Maths Count Group (Event)

Tara Harper (Member)
26 Mar 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of group

ITE Maths Forum (Event)

Tara Harper (Member)
27 May 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of forum

Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative Numeracy Conference

Tara Harper (Member of programme committee)
23 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

Turnitin Short-Life Working Group (Event)

Tara Harper (Member)
6 Feb 201929 Apr 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of group

University of the Highlands and Islands

Tara Harper (Member)
22 May 201923 May 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution