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An expert teacher’s use of teaching with variation to support a junior mathematics teacher’s professional learning

An expert teacher’s use of teaching with variation to support a junior mathematics teacher’s professional learning
An expert teacher’s use of teaching with variation to support a junior mathematics teacher’s professional learning
This chapter focuses on the process of teacher change and, in particular, how a Chinese expert teacher in Shanghai used the idea of teaching with variation (to support a junior teacher (with three years of teaching experience) to develop certain ways of reflecting on her teaching. We identified the expert teacher’s significant guidance in the following two sophisticated ways: (1) the use of teaching notions that teachers commonly share and understand in China to understand the theoretical terms of teaching with variation; (2) the use of teaching frameworks and language that teachers commonly understand and practice in the country to understand an emphasis on the fundamental ‘chains’ in learning mathematics and the dynamic process of Pudian. Our study reveals how the detail of didactics and mathematics pedagogy can be zoomed in on when there is an understood structure within which to do this. The chapter expands knowledge of using the Chinese practitioner’s ideas of teaching with variation to guide mathematics teacher preparation and teacher professional development.
mathematics, teaching, learning, variation, teacher professional development, expert teacher, teaching with variation, Pudian, scaffolding, Shanghai
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241-266
Sense
Ding, Liping
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Jones, Keith
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Sikko, Svein Arne
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Huang, Rongjin
Li, Yeping
Ding, Liping
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Jones, Keith
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Sikko, Svein Arne
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Huang, Rongjin
Li, Yeping

Ding, Liping, Jones, Keith and Sikko, Svein Arne (2017) An expert teacher’s use of teaching with variation to support a junior mathematics teacher’s professional learning. In, Huang, Rongjin and Li, Yeping (eds.) Teaching and learning mathematics through variation: Confucian heritage meets Western theories. (Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2) Rotterdam, NL. Sense, pp. 241-266. (doi:10.1007/978-94-6300-782-5_14).

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This chapter focuses on the process of teacher change and, in particular, how a Chinese expert teacher in Shanghai used the idea of teaching with variation (to support a junior teacher (with three years of teaching experience) to develop certain ways of reflecting on her teaching. We identified the expert teacher’s significant guidance in the following two sophisticated ways: (1) the use of teaching notions that teachers commonly share and understand in China to understand the theoretical terms of teaching with variation; (2) the use of teaching frameworks and language that teachers commonly understand and practice in the country to understand an emphasis on the fundamental ‘chains’ in learning mathematics and the dynamic process of Pudian. Our study reveals how the detail of didactics and mathematics pedagogy can be zoomed in on when there is an understood structure within which to do this. The chapter expands knowledge of using the Chinese practitioner’s ideas of teaching with variation to guide mathematics teacher preparation and teacher professional development.

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Published date: January 2017
Keywords: mathematics, teaching, learning, variation, teacher professional development, expert teacher, teaching with variation, Pudian, scaffolding, Shanghai
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 405251
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/405251
PURE UUID: defad886-1898-480e-901a-3dfe6ccfb348
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 31 Jan 2017 16:30
Last modified: 21 Nov 2021 05:25

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Author: Liping Ding
Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Author: Svein Arne Sikko
Editor: Rongjin Huang
Editor: Yeping Li

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