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Camilla Björklund and Jessica Elofsson, Gothenburg University Frida Rydiander and Caroline Petersson, Växjö Municipality
Linnaeus University, Gothenburg University, Växjö Municipality
2022 - 2024
Mathematics education (Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Technology)
Linnaeus Knowledge Environment
Education in change
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The aim is to develop a model for implementing a scientifically based innovation on mathematics for children 1-3 years old. Through the intervention DUTTA, we know how successful mathematics teaching on numbers can be carried out. In that study, design principles were developed for mathematics education that give the youngest preschoolers the best conditions to experience and learn mathematics based on their needs and interests. Thus, DUTTA focused on children's learning and shows that scientifically based mathematics teaching for toddlers makes a difference, which is why a broader implementation of the results is desirable. Earlier research on implementation of educational programs has however revealed that successful innovations are not easily transferred to a larger community of teachers.
The focus of SUMI is on how the innovation from DUTTA can be implemented large-scale without losing the scientific basis. Together with preschool teachers who have been involved in DUTTA, guiding materials to be used in the implementation will be developed. This implementation is studied, which includes both professional development and preschool development. The implementation is carried out in cycles where preschools are successively included in an increasingly broader implementation. Based on each cycle, design principles are gradually developed for how an innovation on mathematics teaching for toddlers on a scientific basis can be implemented on a broader front in preschool.