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

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