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School pupil change associated with a continuing professional development programme for teachers


Watson, J and Beswick, K, School pupil change associated with a continuing professional development programme for teachers, Journal of Education for Teaching, 37, (1) pp. 63-75. ISSN 0260-7476 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/02607476.2011.538273


This paper reports on the evaluation of a six-day programme that provided professional learning to middle school teachers with the aim of equipping them to assist their pupils to achieve improved numeracy outcomes. A teacher profiling instrument designed to measure varied aspects of teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics was administered to 29 teachers at the beginning and end of the programme. As well, over 670 of their pupils were surveyed at the beginning of the programme and the end of the school year in relation to the mathematical experiences they had in their classrooms and their performance on basic numeracy tasks. Evidence of changed classroom practice and improved pupil performance was observed.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mathematics, teacher professional learning, pupil change
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:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
ID Code:68932
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2011-04-04
Last Modified:2017-11-10

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