
06251630
a
2014b.00845
Biembengut, Maria Salett
Modelling in Brazilian mathematics teacher education courses.
Stillman, Gloria Ann (ed.) et al., Teaching mathematical modelling. Connecting to research and practice. Dordrecht: Springer (ISBN 9789400765399/hbk; 9789400765405/ebook). International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling, 507516 (2013).
2013
Dordrecht: Springer
EN
M19
B50
D39
modelling
teacher education
Brazil
curricula
doi:10.1007/9789400765405_43
Summary: This chapter presents the mapping of the Brazilian mathematics teacher education courses that have the subject of mathematical modelling (MM) or mathematics education dealing with MM. The goal is to identify the conceptions and tendencies of modelling in these subjects. This study is a document analysis since the data come from the course syllabuses and a questionnaire directed at professors. This questionnaire sought to provide information about the development of MM teaching. In Brazil, out of the 413 courses, 183 have the subject of mathematical modelling or mathematics education dealing with MM. The analysis indicated three conceptions of MM and as a consequence, three tendencies, which represent the contributions of professors that aim at enhancing knowledge.