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Palmér, Hanna; Björklund, Camilla – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2017
This article focuses on professional development among teachers within a Swedish national network on toddler mathematics education. The activities within this network can be understood as participant-oriented collective professional development based on a knowledge of practice approach. An inventory of toddler mathematics was performed within this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Mathematics Education
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Björklund, Camilla; Ahlskog-Björkman, Eva – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Thematic work that integrates different knowledge areas is considered suitable for developing young children's knowledge and skills in early childhood education. This paper reports evidence from a survey of early childhood teachers' work with mathematics and art integrated in thematic work. In this study, we aim to explore how teachers perceive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Education, Art Education
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Björklund, Camilla; Alkhede, Maria – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2017
This article reports a study of educators differentiating aspects of mathematical knowledge for teaching in preschool as part of a further-education programme. Eight Swedish preschool educators participated in focus group discussions about documentations from their own practice during a school year, to enhance their awareness of their mathematics…
Descriptors: Numbers, Computation, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Björklund, Camilla; Magnusson, Maria; Palmér, Hanna – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
The focus of this article is on mathematics teaching in a play-based and goal-oriented practice, such as preschool, and on how different lines of actions may impact children's learning opportunities. Video recordings of authentic play activities involving children and nine teachers from different preschools were analyzed qualitatively to answer…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Play, Goal Orientation
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Björklund, Camilla – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This is an empirical inquiry concerning children's concept development and early mathematics teaching. The intention is to broaden the understanding of preschool children's perceptions of the concept "half" (as 1 of 2 equal parts of a whole), in designed mathematics teaching settings. Three teachers working with 4-5-year-old children…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Mathematics Instruction