School of Mathematics

British Academy Visiting Fellowship Awarded to University of Auckland's Igor Kontorovich

Igor Kontorovich, University of Auckland has been awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship to collaborate with Chris Sangwin and other members of the School. The project will investigate the processes that unfold when students collaboratively engage with mathematical problems in a digital environment and receive automated feedback (AF). The positive impact of AF on individual learning has been acknowledged, but the mechanisms of students' interactions with it remain unexplored. This basic research aims to understand how AF impacts learning. The participants are small groups of undergraduate students in Auckland and Edinburgh. The group discourse and individual thinking will be analysed with attention to cognitive, meta-cognitive, social, and affective issues. The project expands on their previous work and will be a springboard to new collaborations.