Episode 20

Learning to Launch Complex Tasks: How Instructional Visions Influence the Exploration of the Practice

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September 11th, 2020

25 mins 53 secs

Season 5

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This study investigates how the exploration
phase of the teacher learning cycle provides
11 novice mathematics teachers with the
opportunity to learn about the high-leverage
practice of launching a complex task.
Findings suggest that the exploration phase
of the teacher learning cycle provides novice
teachers with opportunities to reflect on how
to launch a complex task within the context
of their own instructional practice. Because
of this opportunity to deeply consider the
pedagogical resource and reflect on it,
novice teachers’ instructional visions were
a filter through which they interpreted
key instructional strategies offered up
during the exploration phase of the teacher
learning cycle. Further, the authors discuss
three key takeaways for teacher educators
who are attempting to implement the
teacher learning cycle into their teacher
education coursework