Since 2014, Each year around 70 teachers from English schools, two from each Maths Hub area, travel to Shanghai in the autumn term and, later in the school year (return leg), host their partner teachers from Shanghai for a two-week visit in their schools in England.
One of the purposes of the return leg of the exchange has been to provide first-hand experience of Chinese teaching techniques for many more English teachers. Classrooms have been opened up to small groups of teachers, for observation and lessons have been analysed afterwards. Each Maths Hub has also been holding two large showcase events where a lesson is staged in the school hall, observed by up to 100 local teachers.
To get a view of Teachers’ observations watching a Shanghai teacher host a showcase event, watch the short video here.
Further details and a case study can be found over on the NCETM website. This gives in depth details about a showcase lesson that was held within our very own South Yorkshire Maths Hub, hosted by Hayfield Lane primary school in Doncaster
Here are some photos taken by Nick Bunney (Secondary Specialist) trip to Shangahi in November 2019