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Mathematical knowledge for teaching the function concept and student learning outcomes


Hatisaru, V and Erbas, AK, Mathematical knowledge for teaching the function concept and student learning outcomes, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 15, (4) pp. 703-722. ISSN 1571-0068 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10763-015-9707-5


The purpose of this study was to examine the potential interrelationships between teachersí mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) the function concept and their studentsí learning outcomes of this concept. Data were collected from two teachers teaching in a vocational high school and their students through a function concept test for teachers and students, follow-up interviews with teachers, and classroom observations. Findings indicated that teachersí MKT and studentsí learning outcomes were related to a degree, but this relationship was not straightforward. The data suggested that the teachersí knowledge influenced the quality of their instructional practices, and the instructional practices played a mediating role in student learning. Different factors contributing to student learning were also evident.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT), student learning outcomes, the concept of function, vocational high school students
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Hatisaru, V (Dr Vesife Hatisaru)
ID Code:129760
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-12-18
Last Modified:2019-03-20

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