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ERIC Number: EJ1018698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1442-3901
The Shift from "Learner/Doer of Mathematics" to "Teacher of Mathematics": A Heuristic for Teacher Candidates
Meagher, Michael; Edwards, Michael Todd; Ozgun-Koca, S. Asli
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, v15 n1 p88-107 2013
Successful teacher preparation programs provide learning experiences that help teacher candidates make the shift from "student" to "teacher." In this paper we present research on the implementation of a process for providing candidates such experiences. Utilizing the Mathematics as Teacher Heuristic (MATH) process, prospective high school mathematics teachers explore rich problems by solving the task, analyzing samples of student work, designing a solution key, and modifying the task. We use their engagement in these explorations and reflections on the process to analyse the development of candidates' Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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