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Scottish student primary teachers' levels of mathematics competence and confidence for teaching mathematics: some implications for national qualifications and initial teacher education
The educational attainment of pupils influenced by teachers' competence is important in mathematics education. Eighty 80 BA student first year student completed an attitude survey as well an online mathematics competence test. They answered 28 randomly generated questions. Students were then asked to rank teacher attributes. Though 98% of the students ranked basic numeracy skills as the most important, 65% of the cohort did not possess these skills. Moreover 95% suggested confidence was important, but confidence levels were found to be low even among students with higher than minimum entry requirements to the undergraduate primary teaching program.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2008
The article explores the common concerns about education and neuroscience, and the scientific neuroscience. It examines in-principle differences in methods, data, theory, and philosophy. The other set of concerns is pragmatic: considerations of costs, timing, locus of control, and likely payoffs.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2008
Based on the notions of social and socio-mathematical norms we investigate how these are established during the interactions of pre-service teachers who solve mathematical problems. Our results show that most of these norms, once established, enhance the problem-solving process. However, exceptions do exist, but they have a local orientation and a relatively small influence.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2008
A small study with six experienced mathematics teachers was conducted. A general theoretical model of expert practice was used to explore the nature of knowledge base that enables teachers to operate effectively in the complexity of a class of 30 pupils enables teachers to operate effectively in the complexity of a class of 30 pupils. This model derives through the use of specialized attention skill.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2008
The article explored perspectives on mathematical education research report, utilizing email group, group discussion, and questionnaires. Teachers identified positives research identified by Kilpatrick, Swafford, and Findell (2001), and negative critiques of the ability to research practice by Kennedy (1997).
Updated: Jun. 26, 2008
Supporting Novice Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Induction in Professional Communities and Providing Innovative Forms of Pedagogical Content Knowledge Development Through Information and Communication Technology
This article reports on the needs of novice mathematics teachers, and how to connect to an online mathematics community. Findings indicate the needs for alternative- teachers professional development and the values of professional communities.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2008
The article explores changes in teachers' thinking and learning, following their participation in a video club. The study first investigated the changes in the teachers' talk during video segments, and then identified three paths of noticing the students' mathematical thinking: direct, cyclical and incremental. Finally, the study noted how the video club context influenced the teachers' learning.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2008
The article examines the use of video as a tool for fostering discussions about teaching and learning. The study was conducted during a 2-year mathematics professional development program, based on the Problem-Solving Cycle model and relied on videos from the teachers' classrooms.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2008
An online study group provided a setting for a case study regarding reform oriented pedagogy. Two teachers were examined. Both exhibited only marginal changes to their pedagogy and resisted new ideas. However, the environment did provide a setting for structuring emerging thoughts about changes to pedagogical reasoning structures, and identifying gaps in personal knowledge.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2008
Using Supported Video Exemplars for the Professional Development of Preservice Elementary School Teachers
The study describes the use of video episodes in elementary mathematics classrooms. The focus of this study was to investigate the benefits of supporting software to enhance preservice teachers' understanding of teaching mathematics.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2008