Improving the teaching of mathematics in elementary schools in Papua New Guinea: First phase of implementing a design

Vagi Bino, Kila Tau, Kay Owens, Mirou Avosa, Martha Kull

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Abstract

Design-based research is used to evaluate an appropriate design for teachers’ professional learning on improving the teaching of mathematics in Elementary schools in Papua New Guinea using local languages and cultural practices. It builds on research into mathematical cultural practices in PNG societies, knowledge of children learning mathematics, perspectives on equity in education, and understanding of language complexities and how they relate to mathematics education. The design is implemented in a professional learning workshop and then evaluated and modified. This paper presents the results from the first phase of implementation of the design and how it has been slightly modified for future implementations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICPAM-Lae 2013
Subtitle of host publicationFirst proceedings
EditorsJohn Pumwa
Place of PublicationLae, Papua New Guinea
PublisherPapua New Guinea University of Technology
Pages84-95
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9980561203
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics (ICPAM-Lae) - Lae, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Duration: 25 Nov 201328 Nov 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics (ICPAM-Lae)
CountryPapua New Guinea
Period25/11/1328/11/13

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