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Developing a professional vision of classroom practices of a mathematics teacher: views from a researcher and a teacher

Ho, K.F. and Tan, P. (2013) Developing a professional vision of classroom practices of a mathematics teacher: views from a researcher and a teacher. Teaching Education, 24 (4). pp. 415-426.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10476210.2012.727179
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Abstract

The term professional vision points to the many nuanced ways professionals see. This paper traces the development of a professional vision of a researcher and a teacher looking at classroom practices. The researcher’s interest was to capture and study notable aspects of the teacher’s practice. Through a coding scheme, disparate classroom events were organized and analyzed to yield a researcher’s professional vision of the teacher’s practices. For the teacher, through reviewing the video records of his own classroom practices, his professional vision provided a basis for him to reflect and develop professionally. Leveraging on the work of the researcher, he initiated and transformed his own practices. Their collaboration yielded a mutually informed development of professional vision of classroom practices. In juxtaposing the two developments, the researcher and the teacher’s views can be contrasted, their distinctive interests highlighted and common grounds explored. Some implications for developing professional vision are drawn, and it is in the common grounds of the teacher’s professional development and seeing with a goal of enhancing of student learning that hold some promise of a mutual interest in developing a professional vision of classroom practices.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: 2013 Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20346
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