The modelling process and pre-service teacher confidence

Axelsen, Taryn and Galligan, Linda and Woolcott, Geoff (2017) The modelling process and pre-service teacher confidence. In: 40th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia , 2-6 Jul 2017, Melbourne, Australia.


Many teachers and pre-service teachers of mathematics lack experience with teaching methods, such as mathematical modelling, that require a conceptual learning and problem
solving approach. To address this problem, this paper presents a study of a method – the Enhancement, Learning, Reflection (ELR) process – that has been designed to improve preservice students’ confidence in teaching mathematics, with a particular focus on the use of modelling as a teaching method. Results from the case study show that the PST participants involved in the ELR process did indeed experience an increase in confidence in their ability to present the modelling concept to a classroom of high school students.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 01:50
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 02:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematical modelling, pre-service teachers
Fields of Research : 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 > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development

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