'It's part of my life' and the modelling process

Galligan, Linda ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8156-8690 and Axelsen, Taryn and Pennicott, Toni and Addie, Ron and Galbraith, Peter and Woolcott, Geoff (2019) 'It's part of my life' and the modelling process. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 22 (4). pp. 355-378. ISSN 1386-4416


Abstract

Mathematical modelling is increasingly becoming an integral component of mathematical curricular in primary and secondary schools throughout the world. However, in Australia modelling skills are currently rarely found in university teacher preparation courses. Limited experience with modelling processes, as well as a lack of confidence and personal efficacy in the field of mathematics, limits the ability for prospective teachers of mathematics to develop into effective high school educators and thus concomitantly adversely affects student learning outcomes. To address the problems related to the lack of experience that prospective teachers have with mathematical modelling and the associated lack of confidence and personal efficacy that can result, this paper presents a case study of a strategy--the enhancement, learning, reflection (ELR) process--designed to improve prospective teachers' confidence and personal efficacy in teaching mathematics, with a focus on the modelling process as a teaching strategy.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Sciences (6 Sept 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Sciences (6 Sept 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2020 06:01
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 23:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematics education, mathematical models, preservice teachers, preservice teacher education, foreign countries, self efficacy, secondary school mathematics, mathematics teachers, teaching methods
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s10857-019-09426-3
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37954

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