Contributed Paper C274
Designing, Teaching and Reflecting on Probabilistic Tasks
AuthorsEFI PAPARISTODEMOU (CYPRUS)
MARIA MELETIOU-MAVROTHERIS (CYPRUS)
PresenterEfi Paparistodemou (Cyprus)
The present research focuses on the development of early childhood teachers’ thinking on designing and implementing probability tasks. Five early childhood teachers participated in this research, which was organized in three stages: design of lesson plan, classroom implementation and reflection. The researchers analyzed the design of each lesson, observed teachers implementing their lesson, and interviewed them while they reflected on their instruction. The study provides some useful insights into the varying levels of attention that teachers paid to different kinds of activities during their lesson implementation, and into the different types of instructional material they used. Moreover, the findings also show that early childhood teachers’ attention to different aspects of probability tasks can be developed through a reflective process on their teaching.