NTU Courses for Parents

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NTU Courses for Parents

Postby SAHM_TAN » Mon May 30, 2011 8:47 pm

Hi,

I'm terrible in teaching Maths, but also know my DD1 will need help.

Do you think it's worth it to take up this course by NTU continious education branch?

Creative Teaching of Primary Mathematics by Dr Joseph Yeo Kai Kow

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Re: Courses at NTU

Postby vlim » Mon May 30, 2011 11:12 pm

Wow.. Now they start conducting courses fir parents! Heheeee... That is stress ....

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Re: Courses at NTU

Postby SAHM_TAN » Mon May 30, 2011 11:30 pm

Parents is one of their target groups.

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Re: Courses at NTU

Postby laughingcat » Mon May 30, 2011 11:54 pm

where can I get that info? As I have been looking for such for a long time.

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Re: Courses at NTU

Postby Pen88n » Tue May 31, 2011 10:06 am

Introduction

This workshop adopts a learner-centred and lively approach. Through hands-on activities and visual scaffolding incorporating the concrete to abstract approach, this course will offer a meaningful and engaging learning experience, enabling the participants to view primary Mathematics as an active and interesting subject. Different approaches to teaching the primary mathematics will be demonstrated through creative process. Various types of mathematical games will be incorporated in the workshop to enable the teachers to implement it in their mathematics lessons in schools.

Objectives

On completion of this module, participants will be able to:
• appreciate the motivational strategies in teaching primary mathematics;
• develop creative strategies by adopting the concrete to abstract approach in the teaching of primary mathematics using manipulatives;
• equip teachers with strategies for creative teaching of whole numbers, fraction and geometry within primary mathematics curriculum.
• equip teachers with skills to teach mathematics through fun activities so as to challenge them to think critically and creatively.
• incorporate creative open-ended tasks in the mathematics lessons so as to encourage critical and creative thinking.

Outline

• Approaches in Teaching Primary Mathematics
• Using Manipulatives in Teaching Primary Mathematics Topics
• Adopting Fun Activities in Teaching Whole Numbers, Fraction and Geometry
• Hand-On Activities in Teaching Primary Mathematics
• Strategies to engage pupils in learning Mathematics
• Incorporating creative open-ended tasks

From what I read, this course will teach you the teaching strategies and methods. However, it is important that parents are teaching kids not only know the strategies and methods, but rather the contents and have the knowledge to digest these contents to present to the kids. Subject knowledge cannot be "downloaded" overnight, nor can it be presented to you in a 2 days course. If your child is going to spend 6 years learning the subject, you will need at least x% of that time to master it to teach the child.

Still, it is an avenue for parents who are keen and willing to help their kids to learn the way.

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Re: Courses at NTU

Postby SAHM_TAN » Tue May 31, 2011 10:53 am

laughingcat wrote:where can I get that info? As I have been looking for such for a long time.


Here's the link

http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/cce2/faculty_cou ... 0A3FDED%7d

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Re: Courses at NTU

Postby diam0nd-dust » Tue May 31, 2011 12:23 pm

woah ntu is giving courses to parents?!

sounds interesting and might be useful. anyone going for it?

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Re: Courses at NTU

Postby laughingcat » Tue May 31, 2011 1:17 pm

Thanks Pen88 and SAHM_Tan for the info.

Anybody going or interested?

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Re: Courses at NTU

Postby SAHM_TAN » Tue May 31, 2011 1:28 pm

laughingcat wrote:Thanks Pen88 and SAHM_Tan for the info.

Anybody going or interested?


I'm interested in the course, but have problem finding babysitter. If only it was during evenings. Full day, quite difficult for me now.

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Re: Courses at NTU

Postby laughingcat » Tue May 31, 2011 6:59 pm

I also feel like going too lor.

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