The reflective thinking of three pre-service secondary mathematics teachers

Michael Cavanagh, Anne Prescott

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Abstract

This paper reports on the reflective thinking of three pre-service teachers during a one-year teacher education program. We interviewed the participants three times during their practicum and once more in their first year of teaching to investigate the nature and depth of their self-reflections. We developed a three-stage, hierarchical model of reflective practice to interpret the interview responses. Results show slight improvement in the participants' practicum reflections and a greater capacity for reflection in their first year of teaching, but even then their responses were generally descriptive in nature. We suggest some reasons for this situation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPME 33: proceedings of the 33rd conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education, vol 2
EditorsMarianna Tzekaki, Maria Kaldrimidou, Haralambos Sakonidis
PublisherINT GRP PSYCHOL MATH EDUC
Pages273-280
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789602436547
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventConference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (33rd : 2009) - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 19 Jul 200924 Jul 2009

Publication series

NamePME Conference Proceedings
PublisherINT GRP PSYCHOL MATH EDUC
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0771-100X

Conference

ConferenceConference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (33rd : 2009)
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period19/07/0924/07/09

Cite this

Cavanagh, M., & Prescott, A. (2009). The reflective thinking of three pre-service secondary mathematics teachers. In M. Tzekaki, M. Kaldrimidou, & H. Sakonidis (Eds.), PME 33: proceedings of the 33rd conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education, vol 2 (pp. 273-280). (PME Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2). INT GRP PSYCHOL MATH EDUC.