ERIC Number: ED432264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Learning in the Context of a Mathematics Teacher Education Course: Two Case Studies of Elementary Teachers' Conceptions of Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching and Learning, and the Teaching of Mathematics with Technology.
Timmerman, Maria A.
This phenomenological study took place over a 16-week semester during which 12 elementary school teachers explored mathematical ideas for elementary school students while using computer microworlds. Four themes were manifested in the case study of one teacher: learning on her own, authority and control, mathematics as manipulating, and frustration and confusion. The second case study brought forth the two themes of learning with others, and authority and control. The study demonstrates how the teachers' experiences can serve as a basis for a theoretical model for informing mathematics teacher educators about the multi-dimensional aspects of teachers' learning. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: SITE 99: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (10th, San Antonio, TX, February 28-March 4, 1999); see IR 019 584.