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ERIC Number: EJ785326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Socio-Emotional Orientations and Teacher Change
Kaasila, Raimo; Hannula, Markku S.; Laine, Anu; Pehkonen, Erkki
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v67 n2 p111-123 Feb 2008
In this article we consider how elementary education students' views of mathematics changed during their mathematics methods course. We focus on four female students: two started the course with mainly positive views of mathematics and a task orientation, two with negative views of the subject and an ego-defensive orientation. The biggest change observed was that the trainees' views of teaching and learning mathematics became more positive. Moreover, what had been an ego-defensive orientation changed towards a social-dependence orientation. The crucial facilitators of change seemed to be (1) handling of and reflection on one's experiences of learning and teaching mathematics, (2) exploring content with concrete materials, and (3) collaboration with a partner or working as a tutor of mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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