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Connected and culturally embedded beliefs: Chinese and US teachers talk about how their students best learn mathematics
Teachers' beliefs regarding how students learn mathematics in China and in the United States is the subject of an interview study. The study revealed distinct differences of thinking about how mathematics should be taught and how Chinese and American teachers think their students learn math. Chinese teachers talked about developing student interest in mathematics and relating it to real life situations. American teachers talked about learning styles and hands-on approaches to learning.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2008
The article discusses pedagogical theories and their basis in psychological research. The author reviews the influence of Internet on disseminating pedagogically relevant research and globalising pedagogical terms and issues, such as metacognition, multiple forms of intelligence, thinking and learning styles, brain functioning, emotional intelligence and neurolinguistic programming. The author also examines the viability of developing pedagogy from superficial reading of psychological ideas and suggests that pedagogical research is becoming increasingly self referential. The study is conducted in England, where educational and governmental documents were examined.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2007