Conceptualising the expertise of the mathematics teacher educator

Tracy Helliwell, Sean Chorney

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Abstract

The aim for this working group is to further the development of research within the domain of the mathematics teacher educator (MTE), specifically to move beyond descriptions of MTE knowledge towards ways of conceptualising and researching the expertise of the MTE. The phenomenon of expertise of the MTE is not easily defined. We follow Beswick & Goos (2018) by using the label MTE as “anyone engaged in the education or development of teachers of mathematics” (p. 418) and recognise that MTE, as a role, encompasses a diverse set of practices within mathematics teacher education. Recently, within mathematics teacher education, there has been increasing interest in the development of theories that can account for what and how MTEs learn; for example, the publication of a recent special issue of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education where some scholars have extended existing models of mathematics teacher knowledge as a way of describing the knowledge of the MTE (e.g., Leikin, Zazkis & Meller, 2018). This working group builds on foundations from previous PME working sessions that have been centred around MTEs (Goos, Chapman, Brown, & Novotna, 2011; Beswick, Goos, & Chapman, 2014) and looks to extend existing conceptualisations of the expertise of MTEs beyond descriptions of MTE knowledge (e.g., Appova & Taylor, 2017).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
EditorsMellony Graven, Hamska Venkat, Anthony Essien, Pamela Vale
Place of PublicationHatfield, Hertfordshire, England
PublisherThe International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Pages175-176 (v1)
Number of pages2
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic) 978-0-6398215-1-1
ISBN (Print) 978-0-6398215-0-4
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2019
Event43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education - University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 7 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
https://www.up.ac.za/pme43

Conference

Conference43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Abbreviated titlePME43
CountrySouth Africa
CityPretoria
Period7/07/1912/07/19
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Structured keywords

  • SoE Mathematics Education Research Network

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