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Fitzmaurice, Olivia; O'Meara, Niamh; Johnson, Patrick; Lacey, Sean – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper reports on an exploratory study designed to determine and enhance the conceptual understanding of a group of pre-service mathematics teachers at one Irish university utilizing an established framework for understanding mathematics. 23 students on a one year Professional Diploma in Mathematics Education participated in the study, which…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Little, Jake; Anderson, Judy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
There is an acknowledged gap between the theory presented in university preparation programmes and the reality of classroom practice that has resulted in many secondary mathematics pre-service teachers failing to implement university-endorsed teaching strategies. Using responses to a questionnaire and interviews, this qualitative study examined…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Questionnaires, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Cheong, I. P.-A. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
The paper reports on an initiative to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for a sustainable environment. The initiative involved the training of pre-service teachers to not only be aware of, or know about environmental problems and want to act for the environment, but also to be able to act for the environment. Small group community…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers, Community Problems, Sustainable Development
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Gillies, Robyn M.; Boyle, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
This paper outlines the types of verbal interactions teachers engage in to challenge children's thinking and problem-solving during cooperative learning. The paper also provides examples of how children model many of the verbal interactions they have seen demonstrated in their discourse with each other. It appears that when teachers are explicit…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Verbal Communication, Thinking Skills