Associate Professor Rossella Santagata traveled to South Korea to deliver the keynote address at 51st conference of the Korea Society of Educational Studies in Mathematics (KSESM), held at Korea National University of Education (KNUE) in Cheongiu.
The title of her presentation was “Learning to Improve Mathematics Teaching through Systematic Analysis of Practice: A Longitudinal Study of Teacher Preparation.”
Abstract: In this presentation, I share some of the challenges we encounter in the United States to prepare large numbers of new teachers every year. I also share new directions in teacher preparation we are experimenting with. I present the conceptual framework and the design of a mathematics methods course for elementary-school teachers- the Learning to Learn from Mathematics Teaching course. In this course, we integrate into mathematics methods instruction a series of activities, often video-based, designed to develop future teachers’ analysis-of-practice and learning-from-teaching competencies. I illustrate how a focus on student mathematical thinking can be embedded in different components of the work of teaching: planning, enactment, and reflection/analysis. I conclude by sharing promising findings and discussing future directions.
Dr. Santagata's graduate student researcher, Jiwon Lee, also presented at the conference: “Novice Elementary-School Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching and Mathematical Quality of Instruction.”
Pictured below (l-r): Professor JeongSuk Pang, Chair of the KNUE Department of Elementary Education (Mathematics Education), Associate Professor Rossella Santagata, PhD student Jiwon Lee