id: 06617439
dt: a
an: 2016e.00422
au: Ng, Kit Ee Dawn; Widjaja, Wanty; Chan, Chun Ming Eric; Seto, Cynthia
ti: Developing teacher competencies through videos for facilitation of
mathematical modelling in Singapore primary schools.
so: Ng, Swee Fong (ed.), Cases of mathematics professional development in East
Asian countries. Using video to support grounded analysis. Singapore:
Springer (ISBN 978-981-287-404-7/hbk; 978-981-287-405-4/ebook).
Mathematics Teacher Education 10, 15-38 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Singapore: Springer
la: EN
cc: D49 U89 M19
ut: primary school; modelling competencies; mathematical modelling; teacher
education
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-981-287-405-4_3
ab: Summary: Mathematical modelling tasks which are situated in real-world
contexts encourage students to draw connections between school-based
mathematics and the real world, enhancing their engagement in learning.
Such tasks often require varied interpretations of the real-world
problem context resulting in multiple pathways of solutions. Although
mathematical modelling has been introduced in the Singapore mathematics
curriculum since 2007, its incorporation in schools has been limited.
One reason for this could be that teachers are challenged by how best
to facilitate for rich student mathematisation processes during such
tasks. This chapter reports how a multitiered teaching experiment using
design research methodology was conducted to build teachers’ capacity
in designing, facilitating, and evaluating student mathematisation
during mathematical modelling tasks with an intact class of Primary 5
students (aged 10‒11). The use of videos was critical because
grounded images helped capture the dynamics and complexity of authentic
classroom interactions. This chapter highlights how video recordings of
teacher-student interactions during a modelling task were harnessed
during design methodology cycles, particularly during the retrospective
analysis phase, to activate critical moments of learning for the
teacher towards developing her competencies in facilitating students’
mathematisation processes.
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