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Masters in Educational Practice: Numeracy learning pack


Numeracy and society

This topic will provide the historical context of numeracy in education from 1957 to 2013, culminating in a consideration of the current position of numeracy in Wales. It will also begin to explore social attitudes towards numeracy and the needs of employers in Wales. This online learning resource brings together educational theory and examples from practice in order to facilitate reflection on different perspectives on numeracy. You will be invited to question your own views, beliefs and attitudes towards numeracy.


  • to provide a chronology of numeracy in education
  • to help practitioners understand the current position of numeracy as a national educational priority in Wales
  • to consider social attitudes towards numeracy.
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