Use of Concept Maps in Teacher Education in Mathematics

Schmittau, Jean (2004) Use of Concept Maps in Teacher Education in Mathematics. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the First Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, pp. 571-578. ISBN 84-9769-064-8

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A case study of the concept maps of two pre-service teachers illustrates the potential of concept mapping to the teacher educator. The maps reveal much about whether future teachers grasp the nature of mathematics as a conceptual system, understand the conceptual content of mathematical procedures, and possess the requisite pedagogical content knowledge to mediate such understandings to future learners. The map of one of the two teachers reveals that she possesses these understandings. The map of the other shows a formalistic understanding of mathematics. Concept mapping also functions as an epistemological heuristic for pre- and in-service teachers.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2004
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 18:31
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2012 06:44

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