Expanding the instructional triangle: conceptualizing mathematics teacher development

Aug. 15, 2008

Source:   Journal of Mathematical Teacher Education, Volume 11, Number 4 / August, 2008, pp. 333-341

As mathematics educators think about teaching that promotes students’ opportunities to learn, attention must be given to the conceptualization of the professional development of teachers and those who teach teachers. In this article, we generalize and expand the instructional triangle to consider different interactions in a variety of teacher
development contexts. We have done so by addressing issues of language for models of teachers’ professional development at different levels and by providing examples of situations in which these models can be applied. Through the expansion of our understanding and use of the instructional triangle we can further develop the concept of mathematics teacher development.

Updated: Nov. 11, 2008