TPACK and pre-service teacher mathematics education: defining a signature pedagogy for mathematics education using ICT and based on the metaphor 'mathematics is a language'

Larkin, Kevin and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Finger, Glenn (2012) TPACK and pre-service teacher mathematics education: defining a signature pedagogy for mathematics education using ICT and based on the metaphor 'mathematics is a language'. Computers in the Schools, 29 (1-2). pp. 207-226. ISSN 0738-0569

Abstract

National professional standards for teachers in Australia (AITSL, 2011) expect teacher education graduates to demonstrate technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). Those standards have emerged concurrently with the development of a new Australian mathematics curriculum. Thus, the expectation is that graduates can demonstrate the use of information and communication technologies in mathematics teaching and learning. The authors argue that 'signature pedagogy' (Shulman, 2005) is the use of a key metaphor which views mathematics as a language and suggests that mathematics should be taught and learned as any other language. This article provides a summary of the findings of an action research project involving two cohorts of undergraduate mathematics education students in an Australian university. Data collected was used to inform targeted changes to improve the technological pedagogical approach employed by the course team across two offers of the course to enhance student learning and align the course with the expectations for graduate teachers. The implications of this action research are provided to inform the design and implementation of pre-service teacher education courses with respect to the development of TPACK capabilities specifically in mathematics education.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Romina Jamieson-Proctor
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 05:41
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 03:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematics education; ICT; TPACK; synchronous online classrooms; pedagogy; higher education; pre-service teachers
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/07380569.2012.651424
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21205

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