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ERIC Number: ED573287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Supporting Secondary Novices' Efforts to Implement Student- and Discourse-Centred Pedagogical Practices
Lewis, Gary
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)
Novice secondary mathematics teachers attempting teaching consonant with NCTM (1991) Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics experience stresses related to those attempts. Foremost among those stresses are challenges while orchestrating student-centred, whole-class discussions. Such discussions can create uncertainty and stress as novices consider students' mathematical ideas, ask questions to push the class' thinking forward, and choose between multiple competing directions that such discussions may take. Novices' self-reports suggest social resources, particularly teacher learning communities, offer promising support for attempting such teaching.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia