Search results for: Zhang Meilan
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Learning to Teach Music-themed Mathematics: An Examination of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Developing and Implementing Interdisciplinary Mathematics Pedagogy
This study aimed to offer a group of preservice teachers with opportunities to learn about interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy, plus the experience of implementing interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy with elementary students. This study situated music within a series of mathematics lessons that incorporated the musical elements as a central, rather than superficial, component of the mathematics pedagogy. This study has provided empirical findings pertaining to the connections between music and mathematics to illustrate the concept of the entertainment-education learning strategy. To support the aim of improving preservice teachers’ knowledge for how to effectively implement mathematics teaching strategies with their future elementary students, teacher educators should strive to improve preservice teachers’ awareness of, and capacity for, making mathematics education more engaging for students.
Updated: Aug. 08, 2017
Understanding Affordances and Challenges of Three Types of Video for Teacher Professional Development
In this article, the authors examined the affordances and challenges of three types of video - published video, teacher's own video, and peers’ video- when they were used in a Problem-Based Learning professional development program. It was found that teachers learned from watching video multiple times and discussing video with peers. The authors conclude that PBL can be a promising discourse structure for guiding video-based discussion.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
Science Talks” in Kindergarten Classrooms: Improving Classroom Practice Through Collaborative Action Research
In this study, the authors described an action research project enacted by a veteran Kindergarten teacher (Sarah) in the context of a professional development program. Over the course of a year, Sarah collaborated with other teachers in a small group to investigate how to use “Science Talks” to promote student learning in Kindergarten classrooms. Based on a rich set of data sources, the authors concluded that Sarah’s action research improved student learning and led to her own professional growth.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010