Reflections from the Lesson Study for the Development of Techno-Pedagogical Competencies in Teaching Fractal Geometry

Avni Yildiz, Serdal Baltaci


APA 6th edition
Yildiz, A., & Baltaci, S. (2017). Reflections from the Lesson Study for the Development of Techno-Pedagogical Competencies in Teaching Fractal Geometry. European Journal of Educational Research, 6(1), 41-50. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.1.41

Harvard
Yildiz A., and Baltaci S. 2017 'Reflections from the Lesson Study for the Development of Techno-Pedagogical Competencies in Teaching Fractal Geometry', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 41-50. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.6.1.41

Chicago 16th edition
Yildiz, Avni and Baltaci, Serdal . "Reflections from the Lesson Study for the Development of Techno-Pedagogical Competencies in Teaching Fractal Geometry". (2017)European Journal of Educational Research 6, no. 1(2017): 41-50. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.1.41

Abstract

Abstract: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a model that explains how teachers use technology more effectively in the context of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge. Teachers' TPACK competencies play great importance in this regard. Lesson study has also been playing significant roles in the development of teachers' professional trainings. When the researches on TPACK and lesson study have been analyzed, the research is expected to provide significant contributions to the literature. This study aims to present reflections from a lesson study practice that carried out to urge techno-pedagogical competencies of the secondary school mathematics teachers and to reveal the development of teachers’ progress. The study used case study method, and it was conducted with three in-service teachers. The research data were collected through semi-structured interviews, voice recorder, and observation notes. To analyze the collected data, descriptive analysis method was used. The results have revealed that teachers have made much more progress in designing, implementing, and problem solving in terms of TPACK competencies. It has also been determined that teachers’ development of openness to the innovations was limited. This limitation appeared to emerge as a result of teachers’ time anxiety and insufficient knowledge regarding the use of technology.

Keywords: Lesson study, Techno-pedagogical competencies, Secondary school mathematics teachers, Fractal geometry.


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