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This was a presentation made at World Association of Lesson Study in Brunei. WALS2011 is to be held in ToJapan later this year.

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WALS2010 yeap

  1. 1. WALS 2010 BRUNEI Lesson Study as Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers in Singapore Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore banhar@sg.marshallcavendish.com
  2. 2. Research Questions What are the instruments and key stages in introducing lesson study to mathematics teachers in Singapore? In the case of mathematics teachers, what types of professional learning took place during lesson study?
  3. 3. professional enablers learning implementation stages
  4. 4. Enablers
  5. 5. Enablers National Institute of Education Curriculum, Teaching & Learning CRPP funded project in Cedar Primary School Workshops by foreign experts such as Catherine Lewis, Akihiko Takahashi and Patsy Wang Lesson Study in Mathematics Workshop by Akihiko Takahashi. Photo Credit: Cedar Primary School
  6. 6. Enablers National Institute of Education Mathematics & Mathematics Education Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation HRD Project In-service courses Lesson Study in Primary Mathematics: Concepts & Design Lesson Study in Primary Mathematics: Implementation Photo Credit: APEC HRD Project Chiangmai University & Tsukuba University
  7. 7. Enablers Ministry of Education In collaboration with SEAMEO-RECSAM In-service course on Lesson Study in Mathematics Academy of Singapore Teachers In-service courses An Introduction to Lesson Study Experiencing Lesson Study Photo Credit: DaQiao Primary School
  8. 8. Enablers Marshall Cavendish Institute Lesson Study Academy Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation HRD Project Lesson Study Programme To hand-hold schools in setting up lesson study Photo Credit: DaQiao Primary School
  9. 9. Enablers Marshall Cavendish Institute Lesson Study Academy Lesson Study Learning Journey (Japan) To provide teachers with authentic experience in Japanese lesson study (in collaboration with Akihiko Takahashi, Makoto Yoshida and Tad Watanabe) Lesson Study in Japan
  10. 10. Enablers Symposiums & Conferences WALS Conferences since 2007 Tsukuba University – NIE Symposium on Lesson Study in Primary Mathematics Aug 2007 AME – NIE Symposium on Lesson Study in Mathematics June 2008 Research lesson at AME-NIE Symposium on Lesson Study in Mathematics 2008 Photo Credit: Princess Elizabeth Primary School
  11. 11. Enablers Symposiums & Conferences MOE – RECSAM Symposium on Lesson Study in Mathematics April 2009 North Vista Primary – Yuying Secondary Singapore Largest Public Research Lesson August 2010 Photo Credit: North Vista Primary School
  12. 12. Enablers Lesson Study in Schools (Mathematics) Pre-Primary NIE-MOE-PCF Project Primary In-service Courses School-Initiated Lesson Study Cluster-Initiated Lesson Study Secondary School-Initiated Lesson Study Photo Credit: CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel
  13. 13. Enablers A good education system depends on high quality teachers who constantly seek to improve their practice, supported by school leaders and administrators, and resources from departments and agencies within MOE. Photo Credit: Northlight School NIE In-service Course Lesson Study in Primary Mathematics: Implementation Minister of Education Singapore 2009
  14. 14. Photo Credit: Fuchun Primary School We need to build capacity for teachers themselves to take the lead in professional upgrading. Minister of Education Singapore 2009 Marshall Cavendish Institute Lesson Study Programme
  15. 15. Enablers : Summary Workshops by foreign experts Participation in an international project In-service courses by various agencies Public research lessons Facilitation by local experts Ministry of Education push for teacher-led professional development
  16. 16. Key Stages
  17. 17. Key Stages Introduction of lesson study to schools involved a five-stage process raising awareness of lesson study building knowledge about lesson study experiencing lesson study doing lesson study leading lesson study Photo Credit: CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel
  18. 18. Professional Learning
  19. 19. Photo Credit: Fuchun Primary School Professional Learning Pedagogical Knowledge In the post-lesson discussion teachers talked about the nature of student engagement as well as catalyst and obstacles to engagement.
  20. 20. Photo Credit: Fuchun Primary School Professional Learning Content Knowledge Teachers appreciated that the formula C = 2r essentially describes a relationship between circumference and diameter of a circle. There were also potential learning opportunities about the concept of error in measurements.
  21. 21. Photo Credit: Fuchun Primary School Professional Learning Pedagogical Content Knowledge Teachers discussed ‘what ifs’ – how students can be taught to appreciate the significance of π and that its value is approximately 22/7. The circles were of radii 4 cm, 6 cm, 8 cm and 10 cm. Why if a circle of radius 7 cm be included?
  22. 22. Photo Credit: PCF Kindergarten TanjongPagar Professional Learning Pedagogical Content Knowledge Teachers learn the use of tens frame to help students make the cognitive leap from seeing ten ones as one ten.
  23. 23. WALS 2010 BRUNEI Lesson Study as Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers in Singapore www.banhar.com professional enablers learning implementation stages

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