ERIC Number: EJ1005396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Mathematics Student Teachers' Views on Tutor Feedback during Teaching Practice
Buhagiar, Michael A.
European Journal of Teacher Education, v36 n1 p55-67 2013
A group of students studying to become mathematics teachers were asked to comment on the tutor feedback they received during teaching practice (TP) and to offer suggestions aimed at improving this feedback. Analysis of the written data--which was collected through emails--suggests the need for: (i) all TP tutors to provide good quality feedback; (ii) action aimed at deepening students' understanding of feedback; and (iii) feedback improvement strategies that take into consideration the students' sense of practicality. The ensuing discussion serves to promote the idea that teachers-to-be can learn a lot about the constructive role of feedback when they observe their tutors managing successfully during TP the inherent tensions between the formative and summative dimensions of assessment. This would require however a shift in pre-service teacher education from simply "teaching by telling" to also "teaching by example".
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Feedback (Response), Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Role, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Honors Curriculum, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Malta