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Forskerskoleseminar Mai2008


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Forskerskoleseminar Mai2008

  1. 1. Developing Children’s Ability to Discern Change and Stability in Mathematics Seminar - May 28 2008 Reidar Mosvold
  2. 2. <ul><li>How can we prepare (kindergarten) teachers so that they are able to facilitate mathematical learning? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mathematical knowledge for teaching
  4. 4. Where are we now ?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Research project </li></ul><ul><li>Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot study </li></ul><ul><li>Regional/national </li></ul>
  6. 6. Classics Scheffler, I. (1965). Conditions of knowledge . Chicago: Scott, Foresman. Hill, H. C., Rowan, B., and Ball, D. L. (2005). Effects of teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching on student achievement. Am Educ Res J , 42(2):371-406.
  7. 7. Next phase
  8. 8. Learning study
  9. 9. <ul><li>Learning study Knowledge for kindergarten </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Collaboration between Sweden, Finland and Norway </li></ul>
  11. 11. Learning study <ul><ul><li>Background: Lesson study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson study + variation theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From school classrooms to kindergarten classrooms </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Choosing the object of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ascertaining students' pre-understandings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning and implementing the lesson(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating and revising the lesson(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting the results </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Further reading: Pang, M. F. and Marton, F. (2003). Beyond &quot;lesson study&quot;: Comparing two ways of facilitating the grasp of some economic concepts. Instructional Science , 31(3):175-194.
  14. 14. Variation theory <ul><li>Space of learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discernment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sameness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Object of learning </li></ul>
  15. 15. From a variation theory perspective, to learn implies to experience, understand, perceive or see something in a different way. &quot; &quot;
  16. 16. Further reading: Runesson, U. (2006). What is it possible to learn? on variation as a necessary condition for learning. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research , 50(4):397-410.
  17. 17. Further goals
  18. 18. MKT - School Learning study + Community of inquiry MKT - Kindergarten
  19. 19. That's all folks!