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ERIC Number: EJ1057430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: EISSN-1744-1803
"I Remember the Whole Board Being Full of Different Calculations and Trying to Make Some Sense of It." The Influence of Significant Moments in Adult Numeracy Teachers' Own Learning Experiences on Their Teaching Practice
Brooks, Carolyn
Adults Learning Mathematics, v9 n2 p22-34 Nov 2014
In researching how adult numeracy teachers actively motivate and enable learners to apply the numeracy skills they learn to their own real life practices, a case study of two adult numeracy teachers and their learner groups was undertaken. This paper compares the teachers' contrasting personal experiences of mathematics learning to consider how significant moments in their own learning experiences may have influenced their beliefs about, and approaches to, their adult numeracy teaching practice. Similarities and differences between teachers' approaches are explored and compared, to conclude that teachers' learning experiences greatly influenced their beliefs and teaching practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Adult Education; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom