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ERIC Number: EJ1091766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Developing Primary Pre-Service Teachers' Mathematical Content Knowledge during Practicum Teaching
Livy, Sharyn L.; Vale, Colleen; Herbert, Sandra
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v41 n2 Article 10 Feb 2016
While it is recognised that a teachers' mathematical content knowledge (MCK) is crucial for teaching, less is known about when different categories of MCK develop during teacher education. This paper reports on two primary pre-service teachers, whose MCK was investigated during their practicum experiences in first, second and fourth years of a four-year Bachelor of Education program. The results identify when and under what conditions pre-service teachers' developed different categories of their MCK during practicum. Factors that assisted pre-service teachers to develop their MCK included program structure providing breadth and depth of experiences; sustained engagement for learning MCK; and quality of pre-service teachers' learning experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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