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ERIC Number: EJ899360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1442-3901
Teachers' Reflections on their Mathematical Learning Experiences in a Professional Development Course
Chamberlin, Michelle
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, v11 p22-35 2009
This study examined the impact on 16 middle-school teachers' conceptions of mathematics learning and teaching of reflections on their learning experiences within mathematics professional development. The research questions were: In their reflections, what do teachers express about how they best learned mathematics through these learning experiences? How do teachers extend these ideas to possible modifications of their teaching practice? Data included the teachers' written reflections and field notes, which were analysed using grounded theory. In their reflections, the teachers noted several supportive processes that aligned with recommendations of teaching for mathematical understanding and that they planned to implement in their classrooms. Teachers' reflections were more aligned with teaching for understanding when they thought about their mathematical learning experiences in the role of a learner before considering implications for their teaching. (Contains 2 tables.)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: mted@merga.net.au; Web site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A