Enacting New Curriculum: A Teacher's First Attempt with Data Modeling

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Seth
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-20T22:15:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-20T22:15:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4317
dc.description Teaching and Learning Department capstone project. en_US
dc.description.abstract Curriculum designers often put thought into student thinking, but teacher thinking is equally important to consider. Curriculum does not interact with students in a sterile environment, but depends upon the teacher’s implementation. While research concerning teacher thinking and curriculum enactment is sparse, it does imply that a teacher’s thoughts about students, content, tasks, and norms greatly influence practice. An innovative statistics curriculum, Data Modeling, has worked to address this by building educative features into the curriculum, such as sample student thinking, thought revealing questions, and key mathematical ideas. In addition to these, the curriculum makes use of an assessment system intended to inform instruction based upon a progression of students’ statistical thinking. This paper looks at a teacher implementing the Data Modeling curriculum for the first time. Analysis of his teaching showed challenging elements of the curriculum for the teacher. Three examples of these challenges are highlighted: (1) Teacher Language: Calculational v. Conceptual (2) Strategies employed to advance student thinking along the construct, and (3) Classroom Norms. These examples give insight into addressing these challenges when supporting teachers in the future. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University. Peabody College en_US
dc.subject Enacted Curriculum en_US
dc.subject Teacher Learning en_US
dc.subject Statistics Education en_US
dc.subject Data Modeling en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Curriculum planning -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.title Enacting New Curriculum: A Teacher's First Attempt with Data Modeling en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college Peabody College of Education and Human Development en_US
dc.description.department Department of Teaching and Learning en_US

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