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Getting ready for Beijing

Beijng2015

I am honoured to be invited to teach a special two-week professional development course for mathematics and science educators in China (Chaoyang School District in Beijing). I am looking forward to it as I am sure I will learn a lot from our Chinese colleagues. It is going to be my second visit to Beijing and I hope it will open doors for more collaborations. Chinese mathematics and science education and especially teacher education is different from what we have here in Canada. So it will be a great opportunity to learn from them and to take some ideas back to Canada. Some time ago I read a great book by Liping Ma: Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics. It made a big impression on me and since then I wanted to see with my own eyes how Chinese teachers are prepared. In some ways, my own growing up in the Soviet Union is also relevant as Soviet education system was also very different from what we have here and I think our mathematics and science teachers there were well prepared to teach these subjects. The main difference I see is the depth and breadth of teacher preparation. The course I will be teaching will focus on the use of technologies in mathematics and science education. It is clear to me now that in the process of using technology we will also discuss how we teach mathematics and science in our countries. I am sure it will be exciting!

For more information about the course, click here.

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