Learning from lessons: Studying the construction of teacher knowledge catalysed by purposefully-designed experimental mathematics lessons

A central premise of this project is that teachers learn from the act of teaching a lesson and that this learning is evident in the planning and teaching of a subsequent lesson. In this project, the knowledge construction of mathematics teachers was examined utilising multi-camera research techniques during lesson planning, classroom interactions and reflection. Teacher selective attention is employed as the key variable mediating between the teacher's professional activity and their consequent learning. Our goal is a refined understanding of classroom events that create opportunities for teacher learning and the processes by which that learning occurs.

This seminar will feature Professor David Clarke, Director of the International Centre for Classroom Research, Melbourne Graduate School of Education; Anne Roche, Research Fellow, Mathematics Teaching and Learning Centre, Australian Catholic University; Professor Doug Clarke, Director, Mathematics Teaching and Learning Centre, Australian Catholic University; and Dr Esther Chan, Research Fellow, International Centre for Classroom Research, Melbourne Graduate School of Education.