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ERIC Number: ED573179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
A Learning Community for Pre-Service Secondary Mathematics: Learning with and from Each Other
Cavanagh, Michael
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
This paper reports the impact of a collaborative professional experience model on pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' perspectives and practices within a learning community. Nine pre-service teachers made 12 school visits over one year to observe and co-teach problem-solving lessons in two Year 8 classes. They discussed the lesson with the teacher and the university supervisor, and posted reflective comments to an online forum. Data from questionnaires, interviews, and reflections indicate participation in the learning community helped pre-service teachers link theory and practice, learn from each other, and become more reflective.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia