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ERIC Number: EJ785398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1382-3892
Using Half-Baked Microworlds to Challenge Teacher Educators' Knowing
Kynigos, Chronis
International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning, v12 n2 p87-111 Jul 2007
This article illustrates how four teacher educators in training were challenged with respect to their epistemology and perceptions of teaching and learning mathematics through their interactions with expressive digital media during a professional development course. The research focused on their experience of communally constructing artifacts and their reflections on the nature of mathematics and mathematics teaching and learning with digital media. I discussed three different ways in which this media was used by the teachers; first, as a means to engage in technical-applied mathematics to engineer mathematical models; second, as a means to construct models for students to engage in experimentaStudentl-constructivist activity; thirdly, as a means to engage in a discussion of a challenging mathematical problem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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