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The purpose of this study is to examine the development of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for two purposefully selected beginning mathematics teachers. The PCK development of these two individuals varied due to their focus on developing particular aspects of their PCK, with one individual focusing on assessment and student understanding, and the other individual focusing on curricular knowledge. The findings of this study demonstrate the differences that exist in the development of PCK for beginning mathematics teachers. These findings also demonstrate that PCK can develop in different ways for beginning teachers.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a multicultural education course and its efforts to provide pre-service teachers with knowledge about and experience with issues related to diversity and multicultural education. In particular, this study sought to compare pre-service teachers’ entry and exit point knowledge in a multicultural education course. The findings suggest that pre-service teachers’ understanding of issues related to multicultural education increased significantly after taking a course in multicultural education.The data provide evidence that these pre-service teachers’ beliefs about their preparedness to teach minority students had evolved. They felt more confident, enthusiastic and optimistic about teaching children from diverse backgrounds after taking this multicultural education course.
Updated: Apr. 18, 2016
The Relative Priority of Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge in University Second Language Teacher Education (SLTE) Programs: Perspectives of In-Service Language Teachers in New Jersey
This study examined second-language K–12 teachers' perceptions of the relative priority of conceptual teacher knowledge and procedural teacher knowledge. The data communicate a higher priority for procedural knowledge over conceptual knowledge. As is demonstrated in related studies, in-service teacher perspectives are nuanced on this issue.
Updated: Feb. 28, 2016
This study describes changes in secondary mathematics teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching function through their engagement in a mathematics methods course teaching experiment. The participants in the course showed growth in their ability to define function, to provide examples of functions and link them to the definition, in the connections they could make between function representations, and to consider the role of definition in mathematics and the K-12 classroom. The course focused on function which supports work in the classroom; by focusing on one topic, teachers experience the sequencing of tasks and topics in ways that build a conceptual understanding, much in the way that they might design a curricular sequence in their own classroom.Furthermore, the course activities provided teachers with opportunities to refine and elaborate those initial understandings.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2016
Transforming Teachers’ Knowledge Focused on Student Thinking with Technologies Using a Learning Trajectory Instructional Approach
This study explored the influence of a researcher-conjectured learning trajectory instructional approach toward the enhancement of teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). The study provides a rich description of how a learning trajectory, situated within a social metacognitive - constructivist instructional framework, influenced the participants’ thinking about their own thinking with the technology in learning mathematics/science and their thinking about their students’ thinking and understanding when learning with the technology. Three themes emerged: The learning trajectory as an ordered network of experiences is multi-faceted; the tools are used for sharing knowledge as well as constructing knowledge; and the tasks sequence the participant in the role of a ‘teacher as a student’ transitioning to the role of ‘teacher as a teacher’.
Updated: Mar. 16, 2015
This study seeks examine the mathematical knowledge for teaching involved in reflection. The first finding of this study indicates that mathematical knowledge for teaching is involved in reflection and supports the analytic quality of reflection, thus making reflection more productive. The second result is that focus on content promotes knowledge integration. The last finding of this study shows how pre-service teachers’ reflections can provide a diagnostic tool that sheds light on their mathematical knowledge for teaching.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2015
Coming to Know in the ‘Eye of the Storm’: A Beginning Teacher’s Introduction to Different Versions of Teacher Community
This article describes the experience of one beginning teacher in her first year of teaching. The findings reveal that three themes of global significance available for reflective analysis are interwoven throughout Anna Dean’s narrative of coming to know teacher community in her first year of teaching: (1) conflicting versions of teacher community, (2( shifting school landscapes shifting teacher identities, and (3) The eye of the storm-the perfect storm metaphors. The author concludes that beginning teacher’s experience of teacher community in the eye of a storm reveals how what exists in school contexts and in professional relationships between and among experienced teachers, administrators and consultants affects beginning teachers’ knowledge developments.
Updated: Feb. 24, 2015
This qualitative study investigates the efficacy of Ideas Videos (or iVideos) in pre-service teacher education. This study explores the experiences of student teachers and their lecturer engaging with this succinct, advocacy-style video genre designed to evoke emotions about powerful ideas in Education. The findings indicate this generative task, involving student teachers as filmmakers, leveraged rich outcomes in relation to their professional knowledge development.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2014
Making Sense of Double Number Lines in Professional Development: Exploring Teachers’ Understandings of Proportional Relationships
This study aims to understand how teachers used their existing knowledge about proportions to make sense of a representation that was new to them and the ways in which their existing knowledge proved to be helpful or unhelpful. The authors identified two knowledge components that were important to the participants’ sense-making activities. The first necessary component of knowledge for making sense of the DNL was coordination. Partitioning was the second critical concept for reasoning with the DNL. They also identified three components that impeded sense-making with the DNL representation. The authors also found three knowledge components participants invoked in these tasks that prohibited effective reasoning with the DNLs.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2014
This paper explores issues around the growing need for data-driven decision making in programs in schools of education. A systems perspective to explore course and programmatic implementation is presented.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2014