Pre-service teachers' reflections of the summarise phase of a lesson study

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    Abstract

    There is growing consensus that we need to improve the quality of pre-service teacher education. This paper reports on pre-service teachers’ observations and reflections of the ‘summarise phase’ of a lesson study in which Year 5 and 6 students engaged with a challenging mathematical task. The findings suggest that the lesson study assisted pre-service teachers to challenge their preconceived notions of the teachers’ role within a lesson to support learners, and to identify critical aspects within the ‘summarise phase’ of a lesson that demonstrated effective pedagogy. Such an experience may equip them to better understand student learning and current pedagogical practices for teaching primary mathematics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
    EditorsBerinderjeet Kaur, Weng Kin Ho, Tin Lam Toh, Ban Heng Choy
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherInternational Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
    Pages185-192
    Number of pages8
    Volume3
    ISBN (Print)9781387136124
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventAnnual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2017 - National Institute of Education, Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 17 Jul 201722 Aug 2017
    Conference number: 41st
    http://math.nie.edu.sg/pme41/

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2017
    Abbreviated titlePME 2017
    Country/TerritorySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period17/07/1722/08/17
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    Keywords

    • Pre-service teachers
    • Mathematics
    • Primary education
    • Problem solving
    • Lesson study
    • Geometry

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