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Establishing a professional development network around dynamic mathematics software in England

Lavicza, Zsolt, Hohenwarter, Markus, Jones, Keith, Lu, Allison and Dawes, Mark (2010) Establishing a professional development network around dynamic mathematics software in England [in special issue: The 2nd Central and Eastern European Conference on Computer Algebra and Dynamic Geometry Systems in Mathematics Education (CADGME 2009)] International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 17, (4), pp. 177-182.

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In this paper, we outline some results of a project funded by NCETM (the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) that aimed to establish a professional development network in England around an open-source mathematical software - GeoGebra. During the past few years a large international user and developer community has formed around various GeoGebra-related activities. Most teachers who are currently using GeoGebra have not received professional training in the implementation of the software in their teaching practices, but have begun using it due to their own enthusiasm or through encouragement by their colleagues. However, research suggests that, for the majority of teachers, solely providing technology is insufficient for the successful integration of technology into their teaching. It has been suggested that adequate training and collegial support can boost teachers' willingness to integrate technology into their teaching and to develop successful technology-assisted teaching practices. Thus, in our project, involving nine experienced teachers in England, we developed suitable priorities for professional development, including designing a range of supporting materials for use by teachers more widely

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Published date: December 2010
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, geometry, mathematics, england, geometric, geometrical, deductive reasoning, proof, proving, school, national curriculum, euclid, euclidean, classroom, deduction, geogebra, ict, dgs, dge, dynamic geometry, professional development, cpd
Organisations: Mathematics and Science Education, Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 173035
ISSN: 1744-2710
PURE UUID: d0681968-25c7-422e-8cba-cfb474bab560
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 07 Feb 2011 11:30
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:13

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Author: Zsolt Lavicza
Author: Markus Hohenwarter
Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Author: Allison Lu
Author: Mark Dawes

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