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O'Shea, John; Leavy, Aisling M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2013
The primary school mathematics curriculum in Ireland is based upon a constructivist philosophy of learning. As constructivism is a theory of learning and not teaching, implementing a constructivist approach in the classroom requires teachers to identify the implications and applications of constructivist philosophy for teaching. In this research,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Constructivism (Learning)
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Delaney, Sean; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg; Hill, Heather C.; Schilling, Stephen G.; Zopf, Deborah – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2008
This article describes a study in which measures of mathematical knowledge for teaching developed in the United States were adapted to measure mathematical knowledge for teaching in Ireland. When adapting the measures it was not assumed that the mathematical knowledge used by Irish and U.S. teachers is the same. Instead psychometric and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Interviews