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Prof. Fan gives a high-end overview of all the topics in this course.
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In course A we will cover the following contents. First, exploring the international success of Asian education systems in primary mathematics teaching. Second, the key features of Asian mathematics pedagogies. Third, understanding established principles from Singapore teaching methods including Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach and the Model Method. Fourth, understanding established principles
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from Shanghai: Two Basics and Teaching with Variation. Fifth, the role of professional development in Asian primary mathematics education. So here are the learning objectives based on the above content coverage. First, explore the performance of mathematics education in your country or region with those from Asian countries. Second, understand the key features of Asian mathematics pedagogy. Third, understand several prominent teaching methods from Asian education system. Fourth, reflect on the role of mathematics teachers’ professional development

Prof. Fan gives a high-end overview of all the topics in this course. Note that this course focuses on theoretical foundations.

In this course, we will cover the following content:

  • The international success of Asian education systems in primary mathematics teaching
  • The key features of Asian maths pedagogies
  • The established principles from Singapore teaching methods, including the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach and the Model Method
  • The established principles from Shanghai: Two Basics and Teaching with Variation
  • The role of professional development in Asian primary maths education

The learning objectives, based on the above content coverage, are to:

  • Explore the performance of your national maths education with those from Asian countries
  • Understand the key features of Asian maths pedagogy
  • Understand several prominent teaching methods from Asian education systems
  • Reflect on the role of professional development in maths teaching
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