This book reflects on the continuing development of teacher noticing through an exploration of the latest research. The authors and editors seek to clarify the construct of teacher noticing and its related branches and respond to challenges brought forth in earlier research. The authors also investigate teacher noticing in multiple contexts and frameworks, including mathematics, science, international venues, and various age groups.
“It is a great book for those who are developing an interest in teacher noticing. New researchers could use this book to identify the various themes of the noticing framework and specific research questions. … I hope many people will read this book and reflect on the simple yet powerful relationship between what the math teacher notices in classroom interactions, how the teacher processes the information, and how the teacher acts on the insight to impact student learning.” (Woong Lim, MAA Reviews, June, 2018)
Dr. Edna O. Schack is a professor of education and Co-Director of MSUTeach at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY where she has taught prospective elementary teachers since 1987. She is the recipient, along with several Kentucky colleagues, of two National Science Foundation grants investigating prospective elementary teacher professional noticing of children’s early numeracy and early algebraic thinking. Her interests also include investigating key practices prospective teachers need to develop a foundation for growth as an effective teacher. Involved in the Kentucky Committee for Mathematics Achievement since its inception in 2005, she served as the Chair (2010–2012) and is currently the Assistant to the Chair. She has published in both research and practitioner journals.
Dr. Molly H. Fisher is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the STEM Education Department at the University of Kentucky. She is also the Director of Graduate Studies where she directs the M.S. in STEM Education program as well as the STEM Education strand of the Ph.D. program in Education Sciences. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics, M.A. in Mathematics Education, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum Instruction (with an Urban Mathematics Education specialization) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a former high school Mathematics and Computer Science teacher with a myriad of experiences teaching in the classroom and online. Her research focuses on the professional noticing of children’s mathematical thinking of preservice elementary teachers through the lens of the Stages of Early Arithmetic Learning (SEAL) and Algebraic Thinking. Additionally, she is passionate about the support and mentoring of new teachers and she studies the stress, burnout, and retention of inservice teachers, especially secondary mathematics teachers.
Dr. Jennifer A. Wilhelm is a Professor of Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kentucky. She holds a Ph.D. in Science/Mathematics Education from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.S. in Physics from Michigan State University. Dr. Wilhelm’s primary research interest involves the design of project-enhanced, interdisciplinary learning environments. She investigates how people understand science and mathematics concepts as they participate in project work that demands the integration of multiple content areas. Dr. Wilhelm’s research focuses on project pieces that are inherently interdisciplinary and fruitful for contextualized student learning. Some examples include examining the development of students’ science and mathematics content understanding as they engage in studies of motion and rate of change; sound waves and trigonometry; and the moon’s phases, the moon’s motion, and spatial geometry.
This book reflects on the continuing development of teacher noticing through an exploration of the latest research. The authors and editors seek to clarify the construct of teacher noticing and its related branches and respond to challenges brought forth in earlier research. The authors also investigate teacher noticing in multiple contexts and frameworks, including mathematics, science, international venues, and various age groups. Clarifies the construct of teacher noticing