
06333013
a
2014e.00319
Cooper, Jason
Arcavi, Abraham
Mathematicians and elementary school mathematics teachers  meetings and bridges.
Li, Yeping (ed.) et al., Proficiency and beliefs in learning and teaching mathematics. Learning from Alan Schoenfeld and G\"unter T\"orner. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (ISBN 9789462092983/hbk; 9789462092976/pbk). Mathematics Teaching and Learning 1, 179200 (2013).
2013
Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
EN
D39
B50
D79
C29
teacher education
teacher educators
role of mathematicians in teacher education
mathematical content
pedagogical content
difficulties
misconceptions knowledge
beliefs
From the text: This chapter is an attempt to contribute to understanding the possible roles that might be played by mathematicians in mathematics teacher education for elementary school teachers. It describes and analyzes a professional development program (PD). The program is run by mathematicians (a research mathematician and graduate doctoral students from an internationally renowned mathematics department) who teach inservice courses for elementary school teachers in Israel. These mathematicians work as a group, coordinating their lesson plans and collectively reflecting on them before and after implementation. The team works mostly on the basis of their mathematical insights with occasional consultations with mathematics education experts. The overarching goal of the course is to deepen and broaden teachers' understanding of central concepts in elementary mathematics.