Investigator: Elizabeth van Es
Researcher: Valerie Henry
Graduate Student Researchers: Tara Barnhart, Huy Chung, Daniel Flynn, Laurie Hansen
Funding: Young Scholars Research Fellowship, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
This project investigates how a pre-service teacher education course that utilizes video recordings of classrooms can help future secondary mathematics teachers learn to "notice" student thinking, or to develop a keen eye for attending to and reasoning about student ideas as a lesson unfolds and therefore teach math for understanding. Two specific research questions will be addressed:
What do pre-service teachers notice when they observe teaching and how does this develop over time?
How does their experience in a pre-service teacher education program, and particularly a video-based class, influence their noticing?