Teachers’ Knowledge about Language in Mathematics Professional Development Courses : From an Intended Curriculum to a Curriculum in Action

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Teachers’ Knowledge about Language in Mathematics Professional Development Courses : From an Intended Curriculum to a Curriculum in Action
Author Hajer, Maaike ; Norén, Eva
Date 2017
English abstract
Explicit language objectives are included in the Swedish national curriculum for mathematics. The curriculum states that students should be given opportunities to develop the ability to formulate problems, use and analyse mathematical concepts and relationships between concepts, show and follow mathematical reasoning, and use mathematical expressions in discussions. Teachers’ competence forms a crucial link to bring an intended curriculum to a curriculum in action. This article investigates a professional development program, ‘Language in Mathematics’, within a national program for mathematics teachers in Sweden that aims at implementing the national curriculum into practice. Two specific aspects are examined: the selection of theoretical notions on language and mathematics and the choice of activities to relate selected theory to practice. From this examination, research on teacher learning in connection to professional development is proposed, which can contribute to a better understanding of teachers’ interpretation of integrated approaches to language and mathematics across national contexts.
DOI https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2017.00808a (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2017.00808a .Icon
Publisher SER publications
Host/Issue EURASIA Journal of Mathematics Science and Technology Education;7b
Volume 13
Language eng (iso)
Subject mathematics
second language
teacher training
professional development
Mathematics Boost
Matematiklyftet
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23878 Permalink to this page
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