ERIC Number: EJ1093823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers' Learning and Teaching of Activity-Based Lessons Supported with Spreadsheets
Agyei, Douglas D.; Voogt, Joke M.
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v25 n1 p39-59 2016
In this study, 12 pre-service mathematics teachers worked in teams to develop their knowledge and skills in using teacher-led spreadsheet demonstrations to help students explore mathematics concepts, stimulate discussions and perform authentic tasks through activity-based lessons. Pre-service teachers' lesson plans, their instruction of the lessons designed, experiences and lesson enactment outcomes were examined. The pre-service teachers in the study were able to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and skill adequately in designing and enacting activity-based mathematical lessons supported with spreadsheets. The results also showed that the pre-service teachers' use of the spreadsheet as an instructional tool promoted student in-depth mathematical concept formation and an activity-based learning approach to make lessons less teacher centred and more interactive.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Spreadsheets, Mathematics Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Technological Literacy, Lesson Plans, Scoring Rubrics, Semi Structured Interviews, Journal Writing, Pretests Posttests, Technology Integration, Questionnaires, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana