ERIC Number: EJ1082150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
Enriching Practical Knowledge: Exploring Student Teachers' Competence in Integrating Theory and Practice of Mathematics Teaching
Oonk, Wil; Verloop, Nico; Gravemeijer, Koeno P. E.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v46 n5 p559-598 Nov 2015
This study concentrated on the theory-practice problem in mathematics teacher education. We examined 13 student teachers' use of theory when they reflected on teaching practice in a class specifically designed to optimize the chance for theory use. We developed a Reflection Analysis Instrument with which the student teachers' use of theory could be identified univocally and described in a systematic way. We describe a case study that illustrates the nature and level of one student teacher's use of theory and discuss variations in all of the student teachers' reasoning and differences in their depth of theory use.
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Mathematics Education, Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Reflection, Case Studies, Logical Thinking, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Teacher Role, Observation, Video Technology, Interviews, Preservice Teacher Education
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