What you teach is what you get? Exploring the experiences of prospective mathematics teachers during a teacher education programme

Andreas Ebbelind, Tracy Helliwell

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Abstract

The role of the teacher education programme in preparing mathematics teachers to teach mathematics is an under-researched area within mathematics education. In this paper, we analyse four components of empirical material, each captured from a teacher education programme based in Sweden. Using a methodological approach informed by enactivism and Systemic Functional Linguistics, we build on previous analysis of the language-in-use of one mathematics teacher educator to situate a further layer of analysis, this time, from the perspective of a prospective mathematics teacher. Our findings suggest the prospective teacher in this study, who had positive experiences of mathematics at school, learns to align linguistically with the mathematics teacher educator’s contrasting views of mathematics teaching and learning, and in doing so, creates herself a safe space.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2022
Event12th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education - Bolzano, Italy, Bolzano, Italy
Duration: 2 Feb 20226 Feb 2022
https://www.cerme12.it/

Conference

Conference12th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Abbreviated titleCERME12
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBolzano
Period2/02/226/02/22
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Keywords

  • Mathematics teacher education programmes
  • Mathematics teacher educator language
  • Prospective mathematics teachers
  • Enactivism
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics

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