Research AssistantProject Title: Portraits of Teacher Noticing during Orchestration of Learning Experiences in the Mathematics Classrooms
This project has two main objectives. First, it involves developing a local theory to describe what and how exemplary teachers notice when they orchestrate learning experiences through mathematical tasks in their classrooms. This local theory, though highly contextual, can provide insights into the noticing processes of exemplary teachers and suggest how we can support teachers to provide learning experiences in a way that promotes students’ mathematical processes.
Second, it is aimed at designing a toolkit that can be used by teachers to promote students’ thinking through orchestrating mathematical learning experiences. This toolkit comprises task design considerations, planning discussion protocols, and question prompts for orchestrating classroom discussions during lessons.
This dual focus on practice and theory can help bridge the gap between the intent and implementation of learning experiences in the Singapore mathematics classrooms.