id: 05704654
dt: j
an: 2010c.00084
au: Llinares, Salvador; Valls, Julia
ti: Prospective primary mathematics teachersâ€™ learning from on-line
discussions in a virtual video-based environment.
so: J. Math. Teach. Educ. 13, No. 2, 177-196 (2010).
py: 2010
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: B50 D49
ut: learning to teach; mathematics teaching; on-line discussion; participation;
reification; video-case; web-based learning
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10857-009-9133-0
ab: Summary: The aim of this study was to investigate how participation and
reification of ideas about mathematics teaching are constituted in
on-line discussions when prospective primary mathematics teachers
analysed video-cases about mathematics teaching. Prospective teachers
enrolled in a mathematics methodology course participated for 4 weeks
in two virtual learning environments that integrated the analysis of
video-clips, on-line discussions and writing essays about key aspects
of mathematics teaching. Three aspects were considered relevant to
explain the prospective teachersâ€™ learning: the way in which the
theoretical information was used to frame and to interpret the events
from mathematics teaching; the characteristics of engagement with
others participating in the on-line discussions and the role played by
prospective teachersâ€™ beliefs. Possible reasons for the importance of
these features include the specific questions posed in on-line
discussions and the use of video-clips of mathematics teaching. These
findings are considered useful in designing virtual learning
environments and the kinds of tasks through which the understanding of
mathematics teaching and learning-to-notice skills can be developed.
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