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Exploring primary teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics


Callingham, R, Exploring primary teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics, Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 13-18 July 2015, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, pp. 145-152. ISBN 978-1-86295-829-6 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Teachersí knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge of mathematics are important issues in the primary school. Much of this knowledge is tacit, and teachers take for granted their everyday practice. Focus groups of very experienced primary teachers were presented with scenarios about teaching mathematics, and asked to reflect on their own experiences. Outcomes from this process revealed a rich source of professional knowledge and awareness of both studentsí thinking and ways in which this can be developed.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:102055
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-07-24
Last Modified:2017-12-09
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