Seminar on Methods of Education 2 -Research about mathematics education and Lesson Study: A cross-cultural
The course will present and discuss aspects of research about mathematics education and lesson study in Switzerland. Basic concepts of French mathematics education will be introduced, compared and contrasted with the lesson study features. These concepts will be applied to a research about teachers’ use of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching during a lesson study.
Softwares used during this research (for transcription, qualitative analysis, presentation, referencing, translating) will be presented by the instructor and tried by the participants on their own laptop.
If possible, students in groups will analyse some data using some concepts and tools presented.
1: Get a basic understanding of concepts originated in French mathematics education and contrast them with Japanese Problem-Solving Learning.
2: Get to know the results of a research using the Japanese originated lesson study and international theoretical frameworks.
3: Explore the opportunities of softwares used in various stages of qualitative research in education.
Presentation by instructor
Presentations of critical review of journal articles by students
Demonstration of software and hands-
on experience by students
Will be introduced in the class.
One paper (in English) to be read and presented by each student will be sent one month before the course.
Presentation of one paper (50%) and active participation (50%). To pass, students must earn at least 60 points out of 100.
Not impose conditions
Course and presentations will be in English. Students are expected to use their own laptop during the course, or to contact TA in advance if they need assistance for laptop.