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Topics in the course

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In this course, we will cover the following content:

  • The international success of Asian education systems in primary mathematics teaching.
  • Concrete examples of Chinese classroom practices.
  • Modelling concrete tasks using established principles from Singapore teaching methods, including Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approaches and the Bar Model method.
  • Modelling concrete tasks using an established principle from Shanghai: teaching with Variation
  • Integrating these tasks into your own classroom practices.

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

  • Provide an overview of the key features of Asian classrooms and maths pedagogies.
  • Understand established principles with a range of examples and practices from Singapore teaching methods, including the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach and the Bar Model method.
  • Understand another Asian principle, Shanghai’s teaching with Variation.
  • Put these principles into practice with a range of exercises and tasks, reflecting on how you can use them in your classroom.

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