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Proceedings of the Redesigning pedagogy: culture, knowledge and understanding conference, Singapore, May 2007.
The purpose of this paper is to unravel the roles of Teachers Network (TN), the school
clusters and zones in promoting mathematics learning among teachers in Singapore. Specifically, the author draws from the concept of Learning Communities to discuss teachers’ continuing learning in mathematics in these communities. The case study on TN in particular looks at how, at the national level, teachers are trained to create an environment for mathematics sharing and learning through the practice of the Learning Circles (LC)methodology in their schools. At the zonal level, the author describes the work of the Mathematics Centre of Excellence (COE) in their creation of scaffoldings for collaborative learning and sharing of mathematics for schools in the East Zone. Through their activities and programmes, both the TN and the COE spawn learning communities within schools. Issues challenging the roles of TN and of COE in teachers’ continuing professional development and the implications of these issues for policy makers are also discussed.
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