to critically examine models of collaborative practice designed to enhance the teaching of mathematics
to develop knowledge and understanding of, and to examine, the nature of different types of collaborative practice, including international evidence from USA, Japan and Hungary
to identify and critically examine through collaborative practice a specific teaching and learning issue that relates to the effective teaching of mathematics
to identify ways of improving professional and educational practice in the teaching of mathematics through collaborative practice and networking, with particular reference to the use of whole class interactive teaching
to demonstrate enquiry, insight and analytical capability with regard to their own professional practice and those of colleagues in the pursuit of more effective teaching and learning of mathematics.
INDICATIVE SYLLABUS CONTENT:
international evidence for the use of a collaborative practice model for enhancing mathematics teaching
effective methods of implementation in UK schools (primary, secondary or colleges)
coping with the outcomes of the use of collaborative practice and networking with teachers of mathematics
networking in local schools
reviewing and evaluating progress towards more effective teaching of mathematics.
An overview of the content and structure of the sessions for Module 1 can be found here.
A review and preliminary evaluation of the implementation of collaborative practice within Pathfinder schools can be found here.
A brief overview of some of the benefits that can be gained by implementing collaborative practice is available here.
Two reports on the use of collaborative practice in initial teacher training are available here and here
The lesson lab website, funded by Pearson is at www.lessonlab.com
A web site full of information and help for implementing collaborative practice/lesson study is at www.tc.columbia.edu/lessonstudy
The EPPI-Centre web site has reports and summaries available at eppi.ioe.ac.uk/cms/
Details about the method of assessment for Module 1 can be found here.
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