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Livy, Sharyn; Downton, Ann; Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2017
Developing pre-service teachers' (PSTs') knowledge of pedagogical practices can be particularly challenging within university classrooms. Teacher educators are well placed to provide PSTs with theoretical perspectives on pedagogical practices; what is particularly challenging, however, is linking theory with practice and developing PSTs' breadth…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Theory Practice Relationship, Mathematics Instruction
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Muir, Tracey; Wells, Jill; Chick, Helen – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Previous research into the knowledge required for teaching has focused primarily on pre-service and in-service teachers' knowledge. What is less researched, however, is the role of the teacher educator in helping pre-service teachers (PSTs) develop the knowledge needed in order to teach mathematics to students. The focus thus shifts from examining…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Educators
Maher, Nicole; Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
This paper reports on one aspect of a wider study that investigated a selection of final year pre-service primary teachers' responses to four probability tasks. The tasks focused on foundational ideas of probability including sample space, independence, variation and expectation. Responses suggested that strongly held intuitions appeared to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Seniors, Probability, Mathematics Skills
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Maher, Nicole; Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2013
This paper reports on an investigation into pre-service teachers' mathematical content knowledge and their ability to interpret students' responses to a multi-digit multiplication task and make subsequent appropriate teaching decisions. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, the researchers tested aspects of the mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Beswick, Kim; Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2013
This paper reports on the trial of video excerpts of mathematics teaching used in teaching pre-service primary teachers in a four-year undergraduate teacher education degree program. After viewing a video excerpt of teaching a basic mathematics concept, pre-service teachers were asked to identify the focus of the lesson and aspects of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Video Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
Two of the challenges faced by mathematics teacher educators involve the issue of preservice teachers' mathematical content knowledge and the impact this has on their PCK, and the perceived gap between the theoretical knowledge received in their teaching course and the practical knowledge gained in the classroom while on professional experience.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematical Concepts