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Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Reflective Insights from Teaching Mathematics during an Authentic Early Practicum Experience

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dc.contributor.author Rule, Audrey C.
dc.contributor.author Arthur, Scott C.
dc.contributor.author Dunham, Eric
dc.contributor.author Miller, Ryan
dc.contributor.author Stoker, Jonn
dc.contributor.author Thibado, Nichole
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-13T14:26:12Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-13T14:26:12Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier.issn 1558-7320
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/41488
dc.description.abstract This content analysis examined 1,710 statements made in post-lesson reflections of elementary education preservice teachers (N=120) after their first and second unassisted lessons during an early practicum experience that accompanied a mathematics methods course. The activities constituted authentic learning experiences in which preservice teachers planned and executed two appropriate mathematics lessons featuring hands-on materials and open-ended problem solving for elementary students. Predominant reflection themes focused on elementary student motivation, student learning, improvement of lessons, student skill levels, student behaviors and feelings. The authentic learning format allowed preservice teachers to develop professionally, taking responsibility for their own learning with the support of their mathematics methods instructor, host teacher, and peers. Reflections showed that preservice teachers had become aware of the complexity of teaching, analyzing problems from many viewpoints. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Authentic Learning en
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 4, no. 1 en
dc.subject preservice teachers en
dc.subject early practicum experience en
dc.subject mathematics education en
dc.subject reflection en
dc.title Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Reflective Insights from Teaching Mathematics during an Authentic Early Practicum Experience en
dc.type Article en


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