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Finnish mathematics teaching from a reform perspective: A video-based case study analysis
University of Cambridge, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3679-9187
2013 (English)In: Comparative Education Review, ISSN 0010-4086, E-ISSN 1545-701X, Vol. 57, no 2, 189-211 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article offers a qualitative analysis of videotaped mathematics lessons taught by fourteachers in a provincial university city in Finland. My study is framed not only by Finnishsuccess on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) but also by theobjectives of current mathematics education reform, which are consistent with PISA’sgoals of measuring mathematical literacy. The analyses indicated that conceptual understandingand procedural fluency were addressed by all four teachers. However, adaptivereasoning, strategic competence, and the development of a productive dispositionappear rarely. I observed few occasions where students were invited to solve authenticproblems.

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2013. Vol. 57, no 2, 189-211 p.
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Mathematics teaching, Finland, Mathematics reform, PISA
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Didactics Mathematics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94101DOI: 10.1086/669124OAI: diva2:651503
Available from: 2013-09-26 Created: 2013-09-26 Last updated: 2016-12-15Bibliographically approved

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