Transactional distance theory (TDT): an approach to enhancing knowledge and reducing anxiety of pre-service teachers studying a mathematics education course online

Larkin, Kevin and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina (2013) Transactional distance theory (TDT): an approach to enhancing knowledge and reducing anxiety of pre-service teachers studying a mathematics education course online. In: 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA36): Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow , 7-11 Jul 2013, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper describes the use of transactional distance theory (TDT) as a conceptual framework to underpin the design and delivery of a fully online first-year mathematics education methods course to pre-service teachers. It identifies key issues evident in the mathematical literature concerning mathematics education in general and pre-service teacher mathematics education in particular. It describes the use of a course design process based on data collection and reflection, course redesign, and implementation of design changes in a cyclical process to achieve course objectives.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. 2013. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2014 11:35
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: transactional distance theory; online learning; teacher education; mathematics education; pre-service teachers
Fields of Research : 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: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23555

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