Collaboration around observation of teaching: Powerful professional learning

Louise Mary Hodgson

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Abstract

This study investigated a group of six junior primary school teachers’ learning as they collaboratively inquired into teaching practice they observed together. The focus of the study was on understanding how teachers collaborated around observed teaching practice to improve their pedagogy. The design involved four iterative stages of co-planning, observation, analysis and reflection. Results indicated a shift in participation of group members from seeing themselves as passive observers to active designers proposing improvements in teaching practice to their colleagues. An implication is that collaborative observation and reflection on teaching situated within the enactment of challenging tasks can be effective in supporting teachers to make sense of teaching in new ways.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpening up mathematics education research
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsBruce White, Mohan Chinnappan, Sven Trenholm
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages293-300
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846299
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2005 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2005
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period1/01/05 → …

Cite this

Hodgson, L. M. (2016). Collaboration around observation of teaching: Powerful professional learning. In B. White, M. Chinnappan, & S. Trenholm (Eds.), Opening up mathematics education research: Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 293-300). Adelaide SA Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
Hodgson, Louise Mary. / Collaboration around observation of teaching : Powerful professional learning. Opening up mathematics education research: Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. editor / Bruce White ; Mohan Chinnappan ; Sven Trenholm. Adelaide SA Australia : Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016. pp. 293-300
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Hodgson, LM 2016, Collaboration around observation of teaching: Powerful professional learning. in B White, M Chinnappan & S Trenholm (eds), Opening up mathematics education research: Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide SA Australia, pp. 293-300, Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2005, Melbourne, Australia, 1/01/05.

Collaboration around observation of teaching : Powerful professional learning. / Hodgson, Louise Mary.

Opening up mathematics education research: Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. ed. / Bruce White; Mohan Chinnappan; Sven Trenholm. Adelaide SA Australia : Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016. p. 293-300.

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Hodgson LM. Collaboration around observation of teaching: Powerful professional learning. In White B, Chinnappan M, Trenholm S, editors, Opening up mathematics education research: Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Adelaide SA Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. 2016. p. 293-300