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Ms Sally Crighton

Sally Crighton

Professional biography

Sally Crighton is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics & Statistics. She worked on developing the key introductory module, MU123 Discovering mathematics and is now module chair. Working on MU123 is so rewarding especially  hearing  from students that it really is helping to transform lives. One MU123 student writes: “I really owe The Open University a massive thank you, as I would not have got this job if not for studying this module and learning how to think about the problem, then how to approach, and if needed find a new way to complete the problem.” Sally has recently joined the module team of MS327 Deterministic and stochastic dynamics.

Based in the Edinburgh office in The Open University in Scotland, Sally is involved in numerous projects to promote mathematics and its teaching in Scotland.  For example she was involved in the development of an exciting partnership with Glasgow Clyde College, the Open University and Heriot Watt university to develop a study route from HNC to MSc for people working in the water industry in Scotland and beyond, www.openuniversity.co.uk/sw. Her most important job as a Staff Tutor in Scotland, though, is working with  dedicated and wonderful tutors on Mathematics & Statistics modules to support their students.

Recently Sally has become involved in various media projects and is very much enjoying this additional opportunity.

When not enthusing about mathematics, over the years she has been involved in numerous ventures as a dancer, teacher of dance and latterly as a singer. She was particularly tickled by the newspaper review “Sally is by turn vivacious and pensive, spine-tingling and melodic. Her vocal flexibility might earn her the title ‘queen of the high Cs’.” She is available for any musical adventures.

Publications

Prized numbers - reviving the popularity of Maths (2006-11-02)
Crighton, Sally
Teaching Scotland, 21(Autumn) (pp. 19-19)
Teaching mathematics at a distance: Trialling a wiki community to focus reflection and share resources (2009-08)
Macdonald, Janet; Crighton, Sally and Craven, Ben
In : Proceedings CETL-MSOR Conference (Continuing Excellence in the Teaching & Learning of Maths, Stats & OR) (8-9 Sept 2008, Lancaster University, UK)

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