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ERIC Number: EJ864264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Mathematics for Teaching: An Anthropological Approach and Its Use in Teaching Training
Huillet, Danielle
For the Learning of Mathematics, v29 n3 p4-10 2009
This paper analyses how the mathematical knowledge needed by a teacher has been described by several mathematics educators, all based on Shulman's notions of Subject Matter Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge. In particular, it looks at the notion of Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching, as elaborated by Ball and her research group. It then shows how a strong theoretical framework, such as Chevallard's anthropological theory of didactics, helps to analyse the mathematical knowledge and skills needed by a mathematics teacher in order to teach mathematics in a given institution. Finally, it provides a new description of Mathematics for Teaching, merging mathematical and pedagogical aspects, and it explains how this has been used in teacher training in Mozambique.
FLM Publishing Association. 382 Education South, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5 Canada; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mozambique