Preservice teachers recognising and responding to young children’s engagement with mathematics

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Title Preservice teachers recognising and responding to young children’s engagement with mathematics
Author Lembrér, Dorota ; Kacerja, Suela ; Meaney, Tamsin
Editor Benz, Christiane ; Steinweg, Anna S. ; Gasteiger, Hedwig ; Schöner, Priska ; Vollmuth, Helene ; Zöllner, Johanna
Date 2018
English abstract
In this paper, a methodology is proposed for gaining insights into preservice teachers’ understandings about young children’s mathematics learning. Using data from a Swedish and Norwegian pilot study, it is possible to see how a set of questions about a stimulus photo of children playing with some glass jars provided insights into the preservice teachers’ mathematical and pedagogical understandings. Although the preservice teachers seemed to be able to recognise a range of mathematical activities and respond to children engaging in them, they often gave only implicit, general information. This raises questions about teacher educators’ expectations about whether preservice teachers, at the end of their courses, should be able to provide more explicit descriptions of what children are doing and suggestions for how to develop their mathematical understandings. Information of this kind can inform teacher educators about what could be improved in future mathematics education courses in early years programmes.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78220-1_2 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Springer
Host/Issue Mathematics Education in the Early Years : Results from the POEM3 Conference, 2016
ISBN 9783319782201
Pages 27-43
Language eng (iso)
Subject Pedagogical mathematical knowledge
Photo stories (or photo-based survey)
Recognise and respond
Bishop’s six mathematical activities
Student teacher assessment
Mathematics teacher education
Comparative studies
Preservice teachers education
Questionnaire approach (survey)
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::MATHEMATICS
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