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A marriage of continuance: professional development for mathematics lecturers


Barton, W and Oates, GN and Paterson, J and Thomas, M, A marriage of continuance: professional development for mathematics lecturers, Mathematics Education Research Journal, 27, (2) pp. 147-164. ISSN 1033-2170 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/s13394-014-0134-7


In a 2-year project, we developed and trialled a mode of lecturing professional development amongst staff in our department of mathematics. Theoretically grounded in Schoenfeld’s resources, orientations, and goals (ROG) model of teacher action, a group met regularly to discuss both the video excerpts of themselves lecturing along with written pre- and post-lecture statements of their "ROGs". We found evidence of improved teaching performance but more interestingly, identified key aspects of our practice and of undergraduate mathematics that received repeated attention and developed further theoretical insight into lecturer behaviour in mathematics. The trial has been successful enough to be expanded into further groups that now constitute a professional development culture within our department.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:professional development, mathematics, lecturing, undergraduate, orientations, goals
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:Oates, GN (Associate Professor Greg Oates)
ID Code:122033
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-10-27
Last Modified:2018-03-29
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