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Recollections of mathematics education: approaching graduation and 5 years later


Beswick, K and Dole, S, Recollections of mathematics education: approaching graduation and 5 years later, Proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 28 June - 1 July 2008, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 67-76. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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As part of an evaluation of the mathematics education strand of a bachelors degree program a sample of a cohort were interviewed on completion of their mathematics education studies, and another sample from the same cohort were interviewed 5 years after graduation. Interviewees were asked about their perceptions of the value of the course and its impacts on their beliefs about teaching mathematics. Comparison of the responses revealed changes in priorities and evidence of the shifting status of memories. There are implications both for mathematics educators and for understandings of the development and structure of teachers’ knowledge and belief systems.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:evaluation of mathematics education, bachelor degree, longitudinal study
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
ID Code:54632
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-02-26
Last Modified:2013-08-20

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