ERIC Number: EJ791539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 42
Merging Invitational Theory with Mathematics Education: A Workshop for Teachers
Kitchens, Anita N.; Wenta, Robert G.
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, v13 p34-46 2007
Two faculty members in the department of mathematical sciences at a four-year university, with teacher-education experience, presented a workshop for in-service elementary and middle-school teachers. The intention was to address affective aspects of teaching including: teacher efficacy, learning styles, cognitive dissonance, relaxation, and beliefs as they influence behavior in order to motivate reflection and change. The goal of the workshop was to enhance the professional and personal development of the participants. The outline and implementation of the workshop were consistent with major tenets of Invitational Theory and with NCTM's 2000 Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. The intent of this paper is to suggest that educators reflect upon the teacher education program at their university and offer similar workshops.
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Workshops, Psychological Patterns, Teaching Methods, Inservice Education, Middle School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Cognitive Style, Individual Development, Professional Development, Mathematics Anxiety, Beliefs, Self Efficacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
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