The Relationship between Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Focus on Student Thinking in Lesson Analysis and Lesson Planning Tasks

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This study explored whether pre-service teachers’ (PSTs’) lesson analysis skills during a teacher education course in the country of Turkey were related to their skills of lesson planning. PSTs’ lesson analysis skills during fieldwork were assessed by their attention to and interpretation of student thinking and learning, and how it is influenced by the teachers’ instructional decisions. The PSTs’ lesson analysis scores were significantly and positively correlated with scores in lesson planning task focusing on student thinking. The findings contribute to the literature on whether PSTs’ lesson analysis skills may be transferred to one of the core activities of teaching.

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Taylan, R.D. The Relationship between Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Focus on Student Thinking in Lesson Analysis and Lesson Planning Tasks. Int J of Sci and Math Educ 16, 337–356 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10763-016-9778-y

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Keywords

  • Lesson analysis
  • Lesson plan
  • Pre-service teacher noticing
  • Teacher preparation