MathEd Studies Tag: professional education

Tag: professional education

Lesson Study Research and Practice

Lesson Study originated in Japan 140 years ago. It is the main professional development activity of their teachers. Since the release of J.W. Stigler’s The Teaching Gap which compares math teaching practices in Japan and Germany with those in the United States, many countries have adapted this educational activity for their teachers. The book  Lesson Study Research and Practice in…

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Categories of teachers knowledge

The following notes are from the literature review of Tim Burgess in his paper Statistical Knowledge for Teaching: Exploring It in the Classroom published in For the Learning of Mathematics, Vol.29, No.3. Knowing and Using Mathematics in Teaching (Nov., 2009), pp. 18-21. Teacher’s knowledge is organized in a content-specific way, rather than around the generic tasks of…

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