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Pre-service primary mathematics teachers' opportunities to learn about school mathematics topics

Pre-service primary mathematics teachers' opportunities to learn about school mathematics topics
Pre-service primary mathematics teachers' opportunities to learn about school mathematics topics
Opportunity to learn (OTL) is known to be a factor in successful learning during education programmes. The data reported here come from a wider study of primary mathematics teacher preparation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Here we report on the OTL that KSA pre-service primary mathematics teachers get of school-level mathematics during the mathematics pedagogy module (MPM) taken in semester 1 of their 4th (and final) year. The analysis of the data shows that the pre-service teachers received moderate opportunity to learn topics related to teaching primary school geometry, especially during the three sessions (out of eight) devoted to geometry. In contrast, they had little or no opportunity to learn topics related to teaching primary school algebra.
pre-service, trainee, primary, mathematics, teacher, training, education, opportunity to learn, OTL, school, topics
1479-4802
191-192
Al Zahrani, Yahya
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Jones, Keith
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Al Zahrani, Yahya
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Jones, Keith
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Al Zahrani, Yahya and Jones, Keith (2013) Pre-service primary mathematics teachers' opportunities to learn about school mathematics topics. [in special issue: Experimental Methods in Mathematics Education Research] Research in Mathematics Education, 15 (2), 191-192. (doi:10.1080/14794802.2013.797751).

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Abstract

Opportunity to learn (OTL) is known to be a factor in successful learning during education programmes. The data reported here come from a wider study of primary mathematics teacher preparation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Here we report on the OTL that KSA pre-service primary mathematics teachers get of school-level mathematics during the mathematics pedagogy module (MPM) taken in semester 1 of their 4th (and final) year. The analysis of the data shows that the pre-service teachers received moderate opportunity to learn topics related to teaching primary school geometry, especially during the three sessions (out of eight) devoted to geometry. In contrast, they had little or no opportunity to learn topics related to teaching primary school algebra.

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Published date: 14 June 2013
Keywords: pre-service, trainee, primary, mathematics, teacher, training, education, opportunity to learn, OTL, school, topics
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 372517
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/372517
ISSN: 1479-4802
PURE UUID: 1b15322f-39bd-46c2-87da-0a3f9225edf3
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 16 Dec 2014 09:56
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:09

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