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MTED Editorial: Challenges and Opportunities


Muir, T and Murphy, C and Reaburn, R and Fitzallen, N, MTED Editorial: Challenges and Opportunities, Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 22, (1) pp. 1-4. ISSN 2203-1499 (2020) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Welcome to the first issue of MTED for 2020. What a challenging year it has been. The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted social, economic, and cultural life and impacted on people’s lives worldwide. Our thoughts are with all members of our extended mathematical community, who have experienced adverse effects as a result of the virus. COVID-19 restrictions have meant that many of us have had no or limited access to research sites and have been tasked with reimagining our teaching approaches to accommodate online learning. While these effects have been challenging, they also provide opportunities for us to reconsider our research and teaching approaches. The rapid shift to online learning in many educational contexts is an area that is ripe for research, and for mathematics teacher educators, research into one’s own practice could examine the impact of this learning on pre-service teachers. Opportunities are also available in the work we do with teachers. While facilitation of in-situ professional learning has been impacted, online delivery has opened access to professional learning seminars, conferences, and expertise that is available to teachers world-wide. We hope that you have had the opportunity to reimagine your role, and if not, that some of the articles in this issue may ignite some ideas to both revitalise your research and your teaching.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:teacher education, pre-service teacher education, mathematics education, professional learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Muir, T (Associate Professor Tracey Muir)
UTAS Author:Murphy, C (Dr Carol Murphy)
UTAS Author:Reaburn, R (Dr Robyn Reaburn)
ID Code:141564
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-10-28
Last Modified:2021-05-07

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