It is hard to believe that a month has already passed by since the 2009 AERA Annual Meeting. I have already written about my presentation and the preparations for our symposium before, but I am now happy to finally be able to present the slidecast from our entire symposium session! Below, you find the embedded version of the slidecast (powerpoint slides with synchronized audio – just press the play button!):
Today, I am giving a presentation at AERA, in a Public Communication Workshop. I have been invited to participate in this session because I am an education researcher who blog about the field that I am in. I have been asked to focus on six questions, and I thought it might be nice to share my thoughts about this with all my readers.
Yeping Li, Xi Chen and Gerald Kulm have written an article called Mathematics teachers’ practices and thinking in lesson plan development: a case of teaching fraction division. The article was recently published online in ZDM. Here is their article abstract:
In this study, we aimed to examine mathematics teachers’ daily lesson plans and associated practices and thinking in lesson plan development. By focusing on teachers’ preparation for teaching fraction division, we collected and analyzed a sequence of four lesson plans from each of six mathematics teachers in six different elementary schools in China. Interviews with these teachers were also analyzed to support the lesson plan analysis and reveal teachers’ thinking behind their practices. The results show that Chinese teachers placed a great consideration on several aspects of lesson planning, including content, process, and their students’ learning. Teachers’ lesson plans were similar in terms of some broad features, but differed in details and specific approaches used. While the textbook’s influence was clearly evident in these teachers’ lesson plans, lesson planning itself was an important process for Chinese teachers to transform textbook content into a script unique to different teachers and their students. Implications obtained from Chinese teachers’ lesson planning practices and their thinking are then discussed in a broad context.
Today, I have attended three sessions at AERA, including the symposium session where I made my own presentation.
I am giving my presentation on Tuesday, April 14, in a symposium session from 10:35am to 12:05pm. Here is the slideshow for my presentation:
Here is the article I am presenting:
I have just been to a preparation meeting for our symposium session at AERA tomorrow. The session is called Adapting and Using U.S. Measures of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching in Other Countries: Lessons and Challenges. The session is going to be chaired by Deborah L. Ball, and there are going to be five presentations of papers:
- I am going to make the first presentation after the chair’s introductoin, and I am going to present a paper that I have written in collaboration with my colleague, Janne Fauskanger: Challenges of Translating and Adapting the MKT Measures for Norway
- The next presentation is going to be held by Minsung Kwon from South Korea. She is going to present her paper: Validating the Adapted MKT Measures in Korea
- Dicky Ng is following up with a presentation of his study in Indonesia. The title of his paper is: Translating and Adapting the Geometry Measures for Indonesia
- Yaa Cole unfortunately couldn’t make it, but there has been prepared a video presentation of her paper: Studying the Work of Teaching Mathematics in Ghana
- The final presentation is made by Sean Delaney from Ireland. He was the one who invited us all to participate in this symposium, and he has been in charge of the entire process. He is presenting his paper: Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Study Construct Equivalence of a Teacher Knowledge Construct
This week, the 90th annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) takes place in San Diego, California. The theme for this year’s conference is Disciplined Inquiry: Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge and I am attending for the first time! According to a news release, it is going to be a really big thing too:
AERA was founded in 1916, and it is:
When the American Educational Research Association (AERA) hosts the AERA Annual Meeting next month, more than 14,000 education research scholars will convene in San Diego, California where 2,000 peer-reviewed sessions are scheduled from April 13 to17.
As of today, it has more than 26,000 members worldwide, and the membership represents a broad range of disciplines like:
(…) the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application (Source).
- political science
I am spending the last few days at home before I leave for the AERA conference in San Diego. This is the first time I go to this conference, and I am really looking forward to it!