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|Title:||Improving the Confidence and Competence of Mathematics Pre-service Teachers at a Regional University in Australia||Contributor(s):||Whannell, Robert (author) ; Woolcott, Geoff (author); Whannell, Patricia (author)||Publication Date:||2015||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16603||Abstract:||The number of students studying science and mathematics at the secondary and tertiary levels of education in Australia has been in steady decline for many years. A number of major research projects have been funded in an attempt to address this decline by identifying strategies that will improve the experience and engagement of students studying mathematics and science in primary and the early years of secondary education. This paper reports on a multi-institutional project focused on improving the mathematical thinking of pre-service teachers and changing mathematics teaching pedagogy so that it is more closely based on mathematical thinking in real-life contexts. The paper also describes the initial development of scales to measure the self-reported ability of pre-service teachers to think mathematically and to teach mathematics using pedagogies as specified by the recently developed Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Early data analysis indicates that the scales developed will have the potential to provide robust measures of these dimensions.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, 5th - 8th January, 2015||Conference Details:||13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, 5th - 8th January, 2015||Source of Publication:||Hawaii International Conference on Education 2015 Conference Proceedings, p. 2176-2190||Publisher:||Hawaii International Conference on Education||Place of Publication:||Honolulu, Hawaii||ISSN:||1541-5880||Field of Research (FOR):||130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.hiceducation.org/proceedings_edu.php||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 243
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