A Visit With Leslie P. Steffe, PhD
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Dr. Ron Tzur and his doctoral student Nicola Hodkowski join us in the studio for a discussion of their work related to Student Adaptive Pedagogy in the Upper Elementary Grades. This is a very promising field of enquiry that shows great potential for changing teaching of upper elementary students for the better. With its focus on student conceptualizations of number as its starting point, this theory has shown great success in predicting successful teacher moves that foster and spur on student development of multiplicative and fractional thinking. This team has recently published a well received study with the Psychology of Mathematics Education Association that used a rigorous mixed methodology to demonstrate that the four areas Nicola describes in the interview are strongly predictive of success for students.