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ERIC Number: EJ1169843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2148-9955
Shifting Preservice Teachers' Beliefs and Understandings to Support Pedagogical Change in Mathematics
Letwinsky, Karim Medico; Cavender, Monica
International Journal of Research in Education and Science, v4 n1 p106-120 Win 2018
Many preservice teacher (PST) programs throughout the world are preparing students to implement the Core Standards, which require deeper conceptual understandings of mathematics and an informed approach for teaching. In this qualitative multi-case study, researchers explored the teaching methods for two university instructors and changes in PSTs beliefs previously formed by personal elementary experiences. Results of the pre- and postcourse analysis demonstrate notable shifts in beliefs, understandings, and personal philosophies. A situated context and a social constructivist approach coupled with critical reflective exercises created an environment for PSTs to reflect upon and change their personal conceptual frameworks.
International Journal of Research in Education and Science. Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty, Meram, Konya 42090 Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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