Seeking attention to student thinking: In support of teachers as interviewers

Mary C. CADDLE, Bárbara M. BRIZUELA, Ashley NEWMAN-OWENS, Corinne R. GLENNIE, Alfredo BAUTISTA ARELLANO, Ying CAO

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze efforts to encourage teachers’ attention to student thinking through a professional development (PD) program. We describe three groups of teachers within the same program who completed different types of assignments, either conducting interviews, planning classroom activities, or both. In both types of assignments, teachers were prompted to explicitly address student thinking. Teachers attended to specifics of student thinking when conducting and analyzing interviews, but struggled to do so when planning activities. While acknowledging the value of sustained attention to revision of lessons, reviewing classroom videos, and utilizing different forms of classroom discourse, we argue that conducting and analyzing interviews is an underused activity that can and should be an important part of teachers’ professional development if we seek to encourage attention to student thinking. Copyright © 2015 authors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
EditorsTonya Gau BARTELL, Kristen N. BIEDA, Ralph T. PUTNAM, Kenneth BRADFIELD, Higinio DOMINGUEZ
Place of PublicationEast Lansing
PublisherMichigan State University
Pages624-631
ISBN (Print)9780692540398
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Citation

Caddle, M. C., Brizuela, B. M., Newman-Owens, A., Glennie, C. R., Bautista, A., & Cao, Y. (2015). Seeking attention to student thinking: In support of teachers as interviewers. In T. G. Bartell, K. N. Bieda, R. T. Putnam, K. Bradfield, & H. Dominguez (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 624-631). East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Keywords

  • Teacher education-inservice (Professional development)
  • Classroom discourse

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