Understanding the Sustainability of a Teaching Innovation for Problem Solving: A Systems Approach

  • Ho Weng KinEmail author
  • Romina Ann S. Yap
  • Tay Eng Guan
  • Leong Yew Hoong
  • Toh Tin Lam
  • Quek Khiok Seng
  • Toh Pee Choon
  • Jaguthsing Dindyal
Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)


This chapter investigates which key factors contributed to or impeded sustainability of a Mathematics Problem Solving teaching innovation that was implemented in four schools in Singapore. Recognizing that sustainability of teaching innovations involve several interconnected components, we adopt a systems approach for the purpose of this investigation. The research aim of this chapter is to develop a theoretical model that helps identify facilitators and impediments to sustainability of this teaching innovation. Such an identification is a first step to understanding systemic problems that plagued those schools in which this teaching innovation failed to sustain.


Teaching innovation Problem solving Sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ho Weng Kin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Romina Ann S. Yap
    • 1
  • Tay Eng Guan
    • 1
  • Leong Yew Hoong
    • 1
  • Toh Tin Lam
    • 1
  • Quek Khiok Seng
    • 1
  • Toh Pee Choon
    • 1
  • Jaguthsing Dindyal
    • 1
  1. 1.SingaporeSingapore

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