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ERIC Number: EJ1087572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1029-5968
Priority Desires of Pre-Service Mathematics Student-Teachers in Methods Courses at the University of Botswana
Kesianye, Sesutho; Garegae, Kgomotso; Chakalisa, Paul; Mogotsi, Salome
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v18 n2 p6-18 2014
This study, a survey of University of Botswana mathematics pre-service student-teachers taking introductory methods courses, was conducted to find aspects of the courses they perceived to be their priority learning desires. It aimed at evaluating whether student-teachers perceived ideas could be tapped into towards improvement of the teacher preparation programme. The analysis compared and ranked identified possible learning desires to determine how student-teachers' views may be employed to develop a prudent programme. The identification of possible student-desires was informed by course aims, objectives, and learning materials. The study further identified aspects of the programme that student-teachers may need to subsequently develop flexible mind-sets ready to adapt to the dynamics inherent in their future career as teachers despite held pre-conceived ideas of what teaching entails. This study is of significance in informing the design and delivery of mathematics education programmes making them relevant and attractive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana