Mathematics Pedagogical Change: Rethinking Identity and Reflective Practice

Dec. 10, 2010

Source: Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Volume 13, Number 6, 487-497. (December, 2010).

The current article engages general debates about teaching reflexivity and within that, more specific debates in relation to identity.

The article uses theoretical concepts derived from Lacanian psychoanalysis as a way of understanding what structures a teacher’s narrative about his practice.

This paper is a study of one teacher’s reflections on a sequence of algebra lessons at the secondary school level.
Furthermore, the paper explores a range of theoretical issues about identity construction, about knowing, and about effective practice.

Updated: May. 26, 2011