PROFESIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICS PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN INDONESIA USING LESSON STUDY AND REALISTIC MATHEMATICS EDUCATION APPROACH

Indra Putri, Ratu Ilma (2011) PROFESIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICS PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN INDONESIA USING LESSON STUDY AND REALISTIC MATHEMATICS EDUCATION APPROACH. Proceeding of ICSEI 2011, Lymasol, Cyprus.

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    Abstract

    Since ten years the implementation of Indonesian version of Realistic Mathematics Education (RME), labelled as PMRI (Pendidikan Matematika Realistik Indonesia) in Indonesia, many programs have been done in order to improve mathematics teacher effectiveness. This paper aims to discuss how can lesson study and PMRI approach are used in a professional development program for improving the performance of the primary school mathematics teachers. In order to conduct the program, action research method is used. This research conducted in four PMRI pilot schools and field tested to 30 primary teachers in Palembang, Indonesia. They followed and got involved in three steps of lesson study namely plan, do, see. First, the teachers worked in four different working groups. On each group, they developed learning materials that they used in the schools. Then, they implemented the learning materials to the students in the classroom. In each group, a teacher performed as a model while the others as observers. Furthermore, after they finished their activities in the classroom, they discussed and reflected what they have done. Data were collected using observation, documentation, questioner, and photos. These data will be presented during presentation in the conference. Results show that the program able to improve the performance of mathematics primary school teachers in developing lesson materials on PMRI and implementing the materials in the classroom. Implications for practice, the program can be used for improving the performance of primary mathematics teachers in schools, either PMRI pilot or new schools, in other disctricts or provinces in Indonesia.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Profesional Development, PMRI, Realistic Mathematics Education, Lesson study, Action research, Primary school teacher
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Mathematics and Sciences Education > Mathematics Education
    Depositing User: DR. Ratu Ilma
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 16:53
    Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 14:21
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/937

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