Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsHello everyone. Welcome to our module World class mathematics Asian teaching methods. This module
Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsconsists of two courses: course A and course B. As many of us probably know over the last two decades large international comparative studies in mathematics such as TIMSS and PISA have consistently revealed that Asian students, particularly those from Singapore and China, but also from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and other places are among the top performers. This phenomenon has attracted many mathematics educators teachers, parents, as well as policymakers interest in Asian mathematics education and they hope to know more about how mathematics is taught in Asian mathematics classrooms.
Skip to 1 minute and 12 secondsAnd this course is designed for teachers, parents and educators who are interested to learn more about how mathematics is taught in those highest performing education systems in Asia, with a focus on Singapore and Shanghai. We hope this course will help you implement those approaches in your schools or simply understand how your child is being taught using Asian mathematics pedagogies. We will explore the reasons behind the success of those education systems and you will gain insight into best known Asian mathematics teaching approaches with primary school aged children. Course A will provide you with an overview of Asian mathematics pedagogy and focus more on theoretical foundations behind the Asian Mathematics teaching methods.
Skip to 2 minutes and 26 secondsCourse B will focus more on practical skills and techniques with more classroom-based examples used in Asian mathematics teaching. We encourage you to take both course A and course B but we have designed the two courses in a way that even if you just take one of them it will be helpful. We encourage you to take course A first and then course B but it should not be a big problem if you take course B first and then course A.
Welcome to the course
In this video Prof. Fan introduces the course and gives an overview of the structure.
This course is designed for teachers, parents and educators who are interested to learn more about how maths is taught in the highest-performing education systems in Asia, with a focus on Singapore and Shanghai. We hope this course will help you implement these approaches in your school, or simply understand how your child is being taught using Asian maths pedagogies. We will explore the reasons behind the success of these education systems, and you will gain insight into the best-known Asian maths teaching approaches with primary school-aged children.
This course is the first of two we have developed for you. For ease, we sometimes refer to this course as Course A. It will provide you with an overview of Asian Maths Pedagogy and focus more on theoretical foundations behind the Asian maths teaching methods. World Class Maths: Asian teaching practice will be our second course, sometimes referred to as Course B. It will focus more on practical skills and techniques with more classroom-based examples used in Asian maths teaching.
We encourage you to take both courses, but we have designed them in a way that even if you just take one of them, it will be helpful. We suggest you take Course A first and then Course B, but it won’t be a problem if you take Course B first and then Course A.
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