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ERIC Number: ED573193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of MERGA Members
Callingham, Rosemary; Beswick, Kim; Clark, Julie; Kissane, Barry; Serow, Pep; Thornton, Steve
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)
Although there has been considerable interest in teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics for nearly a quarter of a century, little attention has been paid to the knowledge of mathematics teacher educators. The responses of 57 MERGA members to an online survey addressing beliefs about mathematics and its teaching, mathematics content knowledge and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge are reported. Teacher educators found the items addressing pedagogical content knowledge more difficult than mathematics content questions or endorsing beliefs, and the type of employment appeared to be a more important influence on outcomes than the level of mathematics studied. [This research was supported by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Priority Projects grant number PP10-1638.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia