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Topics in the course

Prof. Fan gives a high-end overview of all the topics in this course.

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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