Sunday, February 26, 2012

Question about Students Not Meeting the Goals

What if a student is clearly not ready to move on to the next level at the end of the school year despite concerted efforts to assist him/her? What do you folks do with these students (grade K-6)?

Malama pono (Take care),
Teacher in a oublic charter school in Hawai'i

coming soon

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Question on Learning Theories

Last week I attended your lecture in Vlissingen where you spoke about the Singapore approach. During the lecture you mentioned some names of people who wrote about the CPA approach, the Conceptual approach and about systematic variation in your powerpoint presentation. I'm very interested in reading articles about these approaches.

Educator in the Netherlands

You can goggle Jerome Bruner (spiral curriculum, enactive-iconic-symbolic representations), Zoltan Dienes (variability) and Richard Skemp (relational understanding, instrumental understanding).

These are the key theories taught at the NIE to Singapore mathematics teachers.