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ERIC Number: EJ1023569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
The Influence of an Online Elementary Mathematics Pedagogy Course on Teacher Candidates' Performance
Polly, Drew
Journal of Distance Education, v27 n2 2013
The number of candidates seeking and completing online courses and programs in teacher education continues to increase in order to meet the licensing flexibility demands of adults pursuing teacher certification. Using the theoretical constructs of learner-centered instruction and zones of proximal development, this paper provides an overview of the design principles, analysis of qualitative evaluation data, and description of the refinement of an asynchronous online mathematics pedagogy course for graduate students seeking a teaching license in elementary education (children ages 5-12). Inductive qualitative analysis indicated that course revisions led to an increase in the frequency of teacher candidates' high-level tasks and quality lesson plans. Implications for the design and refinement of online teacher education courses are also shared.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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