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Examining Beliefs and Practices of Self and Others: Pivotal Points for Change and Growth for Mathematics Teacher Educators
This self-study had two purposes. First, the authors were interested to examine their own beliefs and belief structures, including how these beliefs influenced their instructional practices. Second, the authors were interested to explore possible commonalities across their personal findings that could be identified as fundamental beliefs for all mathematics teacher educators that in turn might serve as tools for others’ growth. The authors identified four common fundamental beliefs about mathematics teacher education which they shared and which were instrumental in further examination of their own beliefs and practices: (1) mathematics is problematic and generated through sense-making; (2) a community of learners enhances learning; (3) mathematics teacher educators need to be explicitly aware of the learner in different contexts; and (4) teaching is complex at all levels.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2018
In an attempt to address the research to practice gap, the authors developed and evaluated a process for creating and applying video models of effective practices for teacher education. The purpose of the project was to develop an effective process for creating video models of exemplary instructional practices in reading, math, and science. The project was a collaborative endeavor across three Florida university sites. Video models of strategies were field tested with preservice and practicing teachers working with diverse student populations. The authors present field-test data that demonstrate the influence of video modeling on teacher learning.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2009