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Use of learning trajectories to examine pre-service teachers' mathematics knowledge for teaching area and perimeter

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • A current concern is student learning outcomes and these are largely a function of teachers' knowledge and their practice. This position paper is premised on the notion that certain knowledge is required for the teaching of mathematics. An exploration of literature demonstrates that such professional knowledge development can be supported by Learning Trajectories (LT). We propose to use LT as theoretical lens to examine pre-service teachers' Content and Pedagogical Content knowledge and advance a research design.

Authors


  •   Butterfield, Barbara (external author)
  •   Forrester, Tricia A.
  •   Mccallum, Faye (external author)
  •   Chinnappan, Mohan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Butterfield, B., Forrester, T., McCallum, F. & Chinnappan, M. (2013). Use of learning trajectories to examine pre-service teachers' mathematics knowledge for teaching area and perimeter. In V. Steinle, L. Ball & C. Bardini (Eds.), Mathematics Education: Yesterday, today and tomorrow (pp. 122-129). Adelaide, Australia: MERGA Inc. 2013

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/850

Start Page


  • 122

End Page


  • 129

Place Of Publication


  • Adelaide, Australia

Abstract


  • A current concern is student learning outcomes and these are largely a function of teachers' knowledge and their practice. This position paper is premised on the notion that certain knowledge is required for the teaching of mathematics. An exploration of literature demonstrates that such professional knowledge development can be supported by Learning Trajectories (LT). We propose to use LT as theoretical lens to examine pre-service teachers' Content and Pedagogical Content knowledge and advance a research design.

Authors


  •   Butterfield, Barbara (external author)
  •   Forrester, Tricia A.
  •   Mccallum, Faye (external author)
  •   Chinnappan, Mohan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Butterfield, B., Forrester, T., McCallum, F. & Chinnappan, M. (2013). Use of learning trajectories to examine pre-service teachers' mathematics knowledge for teaching area and perimeter. In V. Steinle, L. Ball & C. Bardini (Eds.), Mathematics Education: Yesterday, today and tomorrow (pp. 122-129). Adelaide, Australia: MERGA Inc. 2013

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/850

Start Page


  • 122

End Page


  • 129

Place Of Publication


  • Adelaide, Australia