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An insight into the ‘balancing act’ of teaching
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Mathematics and Mathematics Education technical report series
This paper examines some of the complexities involved in the
actual work of classroom instruction by examining interactions
among the goals of teaching. The research is part of a case study
of teaching a Year 7 Singapore class comprising students of
average mathematical ability. Among the complexities of
teaching analysed here are the problems associated with trying
to fulfil the multiple goals of teaching and the conflict
experienced by the teacher as he attempts to carry out these
goals. This provides insight into how a teacher performs the act
of balancing different goals while carrying out instruction in
class. The implications of these insights into teaching practice for
the wider education community are also discussed.
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QA461 Leo
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