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ERIC Number: ED501041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Learning in and from Practice: Pre-Service Teachers Investigate Their Mathematics Teaching
Nicol, Cynthia; Crespo, Sandra
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v3 p373-380
This study examines the learning of five pre-service teachers investigating a question stemming from their mathematics teaching as part of a final course project in their elementary teacher education program. Analysis of video recordings of group meetings and interviews indicate that as pre-service teachers completed their projects they developed a relationship with the discipline of mathematics and of teaching mathematics that included the inclination to seek conceptual understanding and pursue a stance of inquiry. This study builds on our understanding of connections between knowledge, practice, and identity and how a teacher education program can offer possibilities for pre-service teachers to negotiate new identities as mathematics teachers who can learn in and from practice. [For complete proceedings, see ED500858.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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