Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of MERGA Members

Rosemary Callingham, Beswick Kim, Julie Clark, Barry Kissane, Pep Serow, Stephen Thornton

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    Abstract

    Although there has been considerable interest in teachers’ knowledge for teaching mathematics for nearly a quarter of a century, little attention has been paid to the knowledge of mathematics teacher educators. The responses of 57 MERGA members to an online survey addressing beliefs about mathematics and its teaching, mathematics content knowledge and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge are reported. Teacher educators found the items addressing pedagogical content knowledge more difficult than mathematics content questions or endorsing beliefs, and the type of employment appeared to be a more important influence on outcomes than the level of mathematics studied. 
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMathematics Education
    Subtitle of host publicationExpanding Horizons, Volume 1. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    EditorsJaguthsing Dindyal, Lu Pien Cheng, Swee Fong Ng
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Pages162-169
    Number of pages8
    Volume1
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)978-981-07-2467-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event35th Annual Conference on the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia - Singapore
    Duration: 2 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

    Conference

    Conference35th Annual Conference on the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia
    Period2/07/126/07/12

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