Co-chairs: Jon Star (Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University) and Nuria Joglar Prieto (Assistant professor, Department of Mathematics Education, Facultad de Educación at Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
The purpose of SiMiS study group is to understand and improve mathematics instruction in Spain. We consider the following questions as the starting point of our research in the study group: What are the similarities and differences in teachers’ practices within Spain?
What are the aspects of good teaching? How does teaching relate to students’ learning outcomes?
In the first phase of our long-term project, we will gather several distinct mathematics lessons (video recorded) from a convenience sample of lower secondary mathematics teachers in different regions of Spain. At the same time, becoming familiar with different existing frameworks for analyzing math teachers practices will be a priority of the study group with the goal of making decisions about the design of our own instrument fully adapted to the Spanish context.
We believe that a project that collaboratively investigates the current state of mathematics instruction in Spain will create opportunities for researchers and policy makers to engage in productive conversation around how to improve mathematics instruction, including changes in curriculum, teacher education, and teacher professional development.
Members of the group: