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Cross faculty collaboration in the development of an integrated mathematics and science initial teacher education program

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Fraser, S and Beswick, K and Penson, ME and Seen, A and Whannell, R, Cross faculty collaboration in the development of an integrated mathematics and science initial teacher education program, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 44, (7) pp. 1-17. ISSN 1835-517X (2019) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This paper describes a collaborative project involving mathematicians, scientists and educators at an Australian university where an innovative initial teacher education (ITE) degree in mathematics/science was developed. The theoretical frameworks of identity theory and academic brokerage and their use in understanding the challenges associated with the early stages of collaborative projects is described. Data from reflections and interviews of the participants after involvement in the project from one to three years are presented to illustrate these challenges. The paper concludes with a description of the importance of the academic broker in overcoming identity challenges and facilitating cultural change for academics involved in cross-disciplinary collaborations and the time and resource requirements to achieve a successful outcome.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:initial teacher education, mathematics and science, academic broker, cross-disciplinary collaboration
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Curriculum
Objective Field:Syllabus and Curriculum Development
UTAS Author:Fraser, S (Professor Sharon Fraser)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Penson, ME (Dr Margaret Penson)
UTAS Author:Seen, A (Associate Professor Andrew Seen)
ID Code:134833
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-09-06
Last Modified:2019-10-08
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