Teacher noticing of student mathematics: Lesson play experience

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Date created: 
2019-07-30
Identifier: 
etd20372
Keywords: 
Mathematics education
Lesson play
Noticing
Professional development
Student mathematical thinking
Orientation
Abstract: 

Lesson play is a relatively new construct in mathematics education. Until now, it has primarily been used with prospective teachers in a university setting as an alternative to traditional lesson planning. In this study, the notion of a lesson play experience is introduced and explored as a professional development tool for practicing teachers. For this study, each of two teachers wrote a lesson play related to part of a mathematics lesson they planned to teach. Once the play was submitted, a pre-lesson interview took place in which the script was discussed. The two teachers were then observed while teaching the lesson, and finally a post-lesson interview was conducted. The results suggest that the lesson play experience can be an effective tool for inservice teacher professional development.

Document type: 
Thesis
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Rina Zazkis
David Pimm
Department: 
Education: Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis (Education)) M.Sc.
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