Learning mathematics and learning to teach: Learning cycles in mathematics teacher education

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Abstract

The reconceptualization of mathematics teacher education based on current mathematics education reform efforts necessitates the elaboration of theoretical frameworks to guide both the practice of and research on teacher education. The author presents a framework which has been useful in shaping two major mathematics teacher education research and development projects. This framework for mathematics teacher learning builds recursively on a framework for mathematics learning which derives from a social constructivist view of learning and incorporates aspects of French didactical theory using the organizing structure of the Karplus Learning Cycle. The framework can be used to think about the content and organization of a particular lesson or of an entire course or program for teachers. Further, it describes the interconnection between different domains of teacher knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-94
Number of pages24
JournalEducational Studies in Mathematics
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Education

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