UNISA Research on MTPD

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UNISA Research on MTPD

  1. 1. Country PresentationProfessional Development of Mathematics TeachersPretoria, South AfricaMathematics Teacher Preparation &Professional Development in Singaporewww.banhar.blogspot.comYeap Ban Har  Marshall Cavendish Institute  Singapore
  2. 2.  Land  270 sq miles  700 sq km  People  5.3 million  GDP per capita  1965 USD500  2011 USD50 000Junyuan Secondary School, Singapore in current USD
  3. 3. All major international tests (literacy, science and mathematics)between 1964 and 2003 were placed on a common scale.Selected countries shown in the table. Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 500 Japan Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Japan Japan Japan Korea Korea Korea Singapore Singapore 400 Thailand The Philippines Malaysia Malaysia Singapore Thailand Thailand Thailand 300 Indonesia Indonesia The Philippines The PhilippinesReference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)
  4. 4. …nothing matters morethan finding people withthe potential to begreat teachers. Malcom Gladwell 2009 What The Dog Saw
  5. 5. Source: How the Worlds Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top The McKinsey Report Getting the right people to become teachers and to develop them into effective teachers.
  6. 6. Source: BBC News 23 Nov 2004 “The country has made a conscious effort to havehighly-qualified teachers throughout the system.” Minister of Education (Finland) 2004
  7. 7. Source: Straits Times 23 Nov 2010 “The first is improving teaching, developing teachers professionally ….” Secretary of State for Education (Britain) 2010
  8. 8. Pre-service Teacher Education Grade 10 In Singapore: StructureGrade 12 Polytechnic University B Sc / B A Dip Ed (Education) PGDE M Teach Qualified Teachers
  9. 9. Pre-service Teacher Education In Singapore: Structure Level Number of Subjects Primary 2 or 3 Secondary 2 Junior College 1National Institute of Education, Singapore
  10. 10. Pre-service Teacher Education In Singapore: Selection There is a policy toselect the top one third to enrol in pre-service courses. Sembawang Secondary School, Singapore
  11. 11. Pre-service Teacher Education In Singapore: Emphasis• Pedagogical Knowledge• Content Knowledge• Pedagogical Content KnowledgeNational Institute of Education, Singapore
  12. 12. National Institute of Education, Singapore• Pedagogical Knowledge• Content Knowledge• Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  13. 13. National Institute of Education, Singapore • Micro Teaching • Practicum
  14. 14. TEDS-M FindingsTEDS-M Elementary Teachers TEDS-M Elementary TeachersContent Knowledge Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  15. 15. In-service TeacherProfessional DevelopmentProfessional Learning Communities
  16. 16. A good education systemdepends on high-qualityteachers whoconstantly seek toimprove theirpractice, supported byschool leaders andadministrators, andresources fromdepartments andagencies within MOE. Northlight School, Singapore Minister of Education (Singapore) 2009
  17. 17. build capacity for We need to teachers themselves to take the lead in professional upgrading.Minister of Education Singapore 2009 Northlight School, Singapore
  18. 18. Pre-service Teacher Education In Singapore: Structure• All schools are Professional Learning Communities• School Staff Developer (SSD) is a position created in every school to facilitate professional development in all schools.• Teachers are entitled to 100 hours of professional development per year.
  19. 19. Framework for Teacher Professional DevelopmentMarshall Cavendish Institute• Teachers as Learners• Teachers as Observers of Learning• Teachers as Reflective Practitioners
  20. 20. teachers doing mathematicsteachers studying learning in action Princess Elizabeth Primary School, Singapore
  21. 21. Edgewood Elementary School, New York, USA teachers studying learning in action teachers doing mathematics Scarsdale Teachers Institute, New York, USA
  22. 22. Bina Bangsa School, Indonesia Keys Grade School, The Philippines teachers studying learning in actionKranji Secondary School, Singapore
  23. 23. Country PresentationProfessional Development of Mathematics TeachersPretoria, South AfricaMathematics Teacher Preparation &Professional Development in Singapore … mindsets are changed, knowledge is constructed, and the capacity to learn is enhanced.www.banhar.blogspot.comYeap Ban Har  Marshall Cavendish Institute  Singapore

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