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Rebekah Gear

Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Primary Teacher Education

Role

Rebekah is a Lecturer in Primary Education. In her capacity as a lecturer, she is involved in a range of undergraduate and post graduate initial training education courses including the BA Honours, PGCE and School Direct.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU in 2022, Rebekah worked across Nottinghamshire as a primary school teacher and leader. She is an accredited Mastery Specialist for the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics and continues to work closely with the East Midlands Maths hubs; currently, facilitating a research innovation work group centered upon cultural capital and teaching for mastery. Rebekah also co-ordinates a Maths Leadership development group for primary mathematics curriculum leaders across Nottinghamshire for the Diverse Association for Professional Learning. She is continually updating her skills and has presented papers at local, national and international conferences.

Research areas

Rebekah is particularly interested in curriculum and leadership in primary education. More specifically she is interested in:

  • Primary Mathematics
  • Leadership and Management
  • Cognitive Science

External activity

Editorial Board for Education 3 - 13 journal

Executive Board member for the Association for the Study of Primary Education

Publications

Conference presentations:

Gear, R. and Sood, K. 2021, July. How are middle leaders developing a leadership culture to support sustainable curriculum change in maths in an English primary school? Paper presented at the 4th National ECD Conference ‘Building High Quality ECD research and practice in South Africa: Birth to Grade R’ The South African Research Association for Early Childhood Education (SARAECE) online.

Gear, R. and Sood, K. 2022, July. How does Teaching for Mastery mixed ability group improve mathematical achievement for all? Paper presented at the Children and Childhoods Conference at the University of Suffolk. Ipswich, UK.

Journal Publications:

Gear, R., 2022. A curriculum masterclass: Inspired by lessons we have learned from mathematics. Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching, 14, 59-61.

Gear, R., 2022. Teaching for Mastery and Textbook tensions. Mathematics Teaching: Journal of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics, 280, 25-26.

Gear, R. and Sood, K., 2021. School Middle Leaders and Change Management: Do They Need to Be More on the “Balcony” than the Dance Floor? Education Sciences [online], 11 (11) (20 November), 1-12. Available via: https://www.mdpi.com/2227-7102/11/11/753

Articles for wider audience:

Gear, R., 2019. Creating Connections or Causing Confusion? Nottingham Institute of Education Blog: Research informed opinions on the world of teaching and education [online blog], 4 June. Available at: https://nottinghaminstituteofeducation.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/creating-connections-or-causing-confusion/ [Accessed 2 February 2022].

Gear, R., 2021. More to an MA than meets the eye. Nottingham Institute of Education Blog: Research informed opinions on the world of teaching and education [online blog], 3 November. Available at: https://nottinghaminstituteofeducation.wordpress.com/2021/11/03/more-to-an-ma-than-meets-the-eye/ [Accessed 2 February 2022].

Gear, R., 2021. The reality of Rosenshine. Nottingham Institute of Education Blog: Research informed opinions on the world of teaching and education [online blog], 15 February. Available at: https://nottinghaminstituteofeducation.wordpress.com/2021/02/15/the-reality-of-rosenshine/ [Accessed 2 February 2022].

Gear, R., 2022. A cognitive science complication? Conversations with children. Nottingham Institute of Education Blog: Research informed opinions on the world of teaching and education [online blog], 27 May. Available at: https://nottinghaminstituteofeducation.wordpress.com/2022/05/27/a-cognitive-science-complication-conversations-with-children/

Gear, R., 2022. A declarative knowledge dilemma. Nottingham Institute of Education Blog: Research informed opinions on the world of teaching and education [online blog], 4 January. Available at: https://nottinghaminstituteofeducation.wordpress.com/2022/01/04/a-declarative-knowledge-dilemma/ [Accessed 2 February 2022].

Gear, R. and Mistry, M., 2022. What is the impact of mindfulness based interventions? ASPE Bulletin [online], (35) June, 1-4. Available via: https://www.aspe-uk.eu/bulletins/

Gear, R. and Sood, K., 2021. The impact of pupil voice and the social nature of learning on mathematical thinking and problem solving: Stories from a Year 5 primary classroom. ASPE Bulletin [online], (28) (October), 1-4. Available via: https://www.aspe-uk.eu/bulletins/

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