id: 06251620
dt: a
an: 2014b.00843
au: Winter, Mark; Venkat, Hamsa
ti: Pre-service teacher learning for mathematical modelling.
so: Stillman, Gloria Ann (ed.) et al., Teaching mathematical modelling.
Connecting to research and practice. Dordrecht: Springer (ISBN
978-94-007-6539-9/hbk; 978-94-007-6540-5/ebook). International
Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling,
395-404 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Dordrecht: Springer
la: EN
cc: M19 C39 B50
ut: modeling; pre-service teachers; real-life problems; mathematical concepts;
modelling competencies; mathematisation
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6540-5_33
ab: Summary: Evidence has shown that teachers in South Africa often lack the
capacity to both connect their mathematics to real-life contexts and
struggle to see the internal connections between mathematical concepts.
Situating our argument within the ‘critical competence’ and
‘utility’ perspectives, we focus on pre-service teachers’ initial
mathematical modelling competencies in a professional development
course. Using the notion of modelling competencies with specific
reference to the didactic modelling process, we argue that the
pre-service teachers’ initial mathematical modelling competencies are
at early stages of development.
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