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Search Results for 'Mathematics instruction' (Keyword)
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1   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Knowledge and Knowing in Mathematics and Pedagogy: A Case Study of Mathematics Student Teachers’ Epistemological Beliefs
The current study examines the challenges that students experience in the consolidation of knowledge in mathematics and education. The findings reveal that the epistemological beliefs of the three students differed between the two disciplines. The authors argue that all the students tended to regard mathematical knowledge as certain and coherent in nature. In education, however, they relied more on personal opinions and experiences as sources and justifications of knowledge. They also identify six main areas that can challenge the consolidation of mathematical and pedagogical knowledge.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: September 13, 2017
2   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Learning to Teach Music-themed Mathematics: An Examination of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Developing and Implementing Interdisciplinary Mathematics Pedagogy
This study aimed to offer a group of preservice teachers with opportunities to learn about interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy, plus the experience of implementing interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy with elementary students. This study situated music within a series of mathematics lessons that incorporated the musical elements as a central, rather than superficial, component of the mathematics pedagogy. This study has provided empirical findings pertaining to the connections between music and mathematics to illustrate the concept of the entertainment-education learning strategy. To support the aim of improving preservice teachers’ knowledge for how to effectively implement mathematics teaching strategies with their future elementary students, teacher educators should strive to improve preservice teachers’ awareness of, and capacity for, making mathematics education more engaging for students.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: August 9, 2017
3   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Effective Mathematics Teaching in Finnish and Swedish Teacher Education Discourses
This article explores effective mathematics teaching as constructed in Finnish and Swedish teacher educators’ discourses. Teacher educators in both countries bring into play a variety of aspects identified in the field of mathematics education research, when talking about good mathematics teachers/teaching. The teachers often talk about the same general categories, but a deeper analysis reveals a substantial difference between the characters of the discourses concerning how most of these categories are conceptualized.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: July 9, 2017
4   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Examining the Use of a Structured Analysis Framework to Support Prospective Teacher Noticing
The authors examine whether an analysis framework, the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI), can assist prospective teachers in noticing and interpreting salient aspects of classroom practice. The findings indicate that participation in a video club led prospective teachers to be better able to notice these salient features of mathematics instruction when watching video-taped lessons. Furthermore, participants adopted a more interpretive stance toward the classroom components they noticed and used evidence to support their stance. Prospective teachers’ abilities to notice students’ mathematical thinking improved as a result of structured video analysis.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: July 6, 2017
5   |   From section Theories & Approaches
Teacher Preparation for Profit or Prestige: Analysis of a Diverse Market for Teacher Preparation
The current research examines the relative effectiveness of universities and new program types using the diverse market in Texas. The authors examine program effectiveness through a framework integrating certificate pathways, organizational goals, and market incentives. The authors found that independent nonprofits have positive effects on student performance that are not explained by teacher sorting or program selectivity, and these effects only occur in math. Furthermore, independent nonprofits perform well with most high-risk populations but have no advantage with Black students, no presence on rural schools, and negative effects, and designated special education (SPED) students. The authors argue that these findings suggest that policy makers should proceed with caution when advocating for expanding or limiting any particular program type.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: December 27, 2016
6   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Examining the Task and Knowledge Demands Needed to Teach with Representations
In this study, the authors examine the task and knowledge demands for teaching integer operations with representations by analyzing teaching practice. Based on their analysis, the authors organize the generated knowledge components using the Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching framework. They conclude by drawing implications for teacher educators and curriculum developers.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: December 7, 2016
7   |   From section Mentoring & Supervision
Bringing the Teacher into Teacher Preparation: Learning from Mentor Teachers in Joint Methods Activities
This article draws on Lampert’s three-pronged model of teaching practice (Lampert, 2001) to explore the possible contributions of elementary classroom teachers to the learning-to-teach-mathematics experiences of preservice teachers (PSTs). The authors focus on a third-space context in which mentor teachers (MTs), PSTs, and university teacher educators collaborated to plan and analyze task-based problem-solving interviews of children. The authors analyzed the MT's contributions to a third-space activity involving the task-based interview. This analysis also suggests ways in which university teacher educators might enhance the development of methods/field third spaces by anticipating and preparing to leverage MT contributions.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: December 6, 2016
8   |   From section Preservice Teachers
What Are They Asking? An Analysis of the Questions Planned by Prospective Teachers When Integrating Literature in Mathematics
In this study, the researchers chose to explore the kinds of questions prospective teachers plan when utilizing literature in mathematics lessons to scaffold children’s understanding of the mathematics concepts presented through the text. Results revealed that some of the prospective teachers possessed a limited recognition of or ability to incorporate questioning when planning lessons. Furthermore, the results presented a need to analyze the planned questions based upon their dependency and utilization of said literature. Based upon the results of this study, there are implications and recommendations for both classroom teachers and teacher educators alike to consider when making determinations relative to the mathematics classroom, course, and field experience.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: December 6, 2016
9   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Prospective Primary Teachers' Beliefs about Mathematics
The purpose of this study was to explore factors contributing to the effectiveness of a mathematics content-focused intervention designed to nurture positive mathematical beliefs. Utilising interviews, concept mapping, workshop observations and document analysis, shifts in the mathematical beliefs of prospective primary teachers were revealed. The role of the mathematics education tutors was critical in contributing to the development of positive beliefs.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: November 9, 2016
10   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
An Exploratory Study of the Influence That Analyzing Teaching Has on Preservice Teachers’ Classroom Practice
In this study, the authors explore whether learning to analyze teaching in the context of Learning to Learn from Teaching (LLfT) course influenced secondary preservice teachers’ classroom instruction. The findings show that preservice teachers who systematically analyze teaching can also begin to enact practices to enable them to focus more closely on student thinking during instruction. In particular, they created space during instruction for student thinking to become visible and available for the class to consider, they attended to and took up noteworthy student ideas, and they pursued student ideas.Comparing the two cohorts, the authors observed that the preservice teachers who enrolled to the course, engaged in more student-centered practices compared with a cohort of candidates who did not participate in the course - making space for student thinking and pursuing student thinking.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: October 31, 2016
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