id: 06647465
dt: j
an: 2016f.00240
au: Yau, King Woon; Mok, Ida Ah Chee
ti: Insights from students’ private work in their notebooks: how do students
learn from the teacher’s examples?
so: Educ. Stud. Math. 93, No. 3, 275-292 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: C30 D30 D40
ut: students’ private work; learning; cognitive domains; imitation
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10649-016-9702-y
ab: Summary: Students’ seatwork plays an important part in their learning in
their lessons, and very often, students record their private work in
the notebooks during seatwork. The students’ private work in their
notebooks reflects students’ learning and thinking, representing
explicit learning outcomes. The students’ private work in their
notebooks of 14 mathematics lessons of an eighth-grade Hong Kong
classroom was analyzed. The mathematical tasks used in the lessons were
categorized with the Trends in International Mathematics and Science
Study (TIMSS) cognitive domains framework. The implementation of the
tasks was recorded in cycles of teacher’s examples (TEs) and
students’ exercises (SEs). By comparing the methods employed by the
students and the teacher, the students’ methods were found to be
mainly imitation or partial imitation regardless of the cognitive
domains of the students’ exercises. The students’ perspectives on
the instructional practice expressed in the post-lesson interviews were
used as a triangulation for the results. The results showed that the
students appreciated the teacher’s explanation and demonstration in
the teacher’s exposition. Finally, the authors argue that the high
percentages of imitation of teacher’s methods not only are due to the
students’ choice, but also are influenced by the Confucian heritage
cultures.
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