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The importance of teachers' professional development

Prof. Fan presents work on teacher professional development.

In this video, Professor Fan presents an outline of CPD.

We know that maths textbooks and classroom pedagogy are very important for students’ learning. To support this, we must also support teachers while they are in their roles as teachers. Traditionally, it was thought that gaining a teaching qualification was enough to be a good teacher, but now more people believe that continued training is necessary as well.

Accordingly, teachers’ in-service training or continual professional development (also called CPD) have received increasing attention in many countries, including many Asian countries, such as Singapore, China, Japan, and Korea. It can be helpful to look at the different ways these countries have used CPD to improve their mathematics teaching and learning.

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World Class Maths: Asian Teaching Methods

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