Elaborating a model of learning to teach mathematical inquiry

Makar, Katie (2007) Elaborating a model of learning to teach mathematical inquiry. Curriculum Leadership, 5 18: .

Author Makar, Katie
Title Elaborating a model of learning to teach mathematical inquiry
Journal name Curriculum Leadership
ISSN 1448-0743
Publication date 2007-06-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 18
Place of publication Carlton South, VIC, Australia
Publisher Curriculum Corp.
Language eng
Subject 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Abstract To help students manage a complex and uncertain world, maths teachers must develop experience in the use of inquiry-based learning. Evidence indicates, however, that teachers’ initial experiences in using this approach are often very challenging and frustrating, as it demands not only a strong grasp of content knowledge but also a willingness to change traditional mindsets about the discipline. A new study involving the University of Queensland and two primary schools aims to provide a realistic vision of how expert teachers can engage students in this form of learning.
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Keyword Mathemathics education
Mathematics teaching
Primary education
Professional development
Project based learning
Teacher attitudes
University of Queensland
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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