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Professional development for teachers of mathematics: opportunities and change

Joubert, Marie; Back, Jenni; De Geest, Els; Hirst, Christine and Sutherland, Rosamund (2009). Professional development for teachers of mathematics: opportunities and change. In: Conference of European Research in Mathematics Education 2009, 28 Jan-01 Feb 2009, Lyon, France.

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Abstract

The RECME research was set up to develop understanding of ‘effective’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers of mathematics by looking at a large number of initiatives adopting a variety of models, taking a non-interventionist, nonparticipatory approach. In addition to building a ‘big picture’, it also aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the individual initiatives by looking at the structure and organisation and at the responses of individual teachers to their CPD. The paper develops and uses an analytical framework to help us understand one particular initiative and the learning and teacher change of individual teachers participating in this initiative. We conclude with a discussion of the factors contributing to the effectiveness of the CPD.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 INRP
Extra Information: Proceedings of the Sixth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. January 28th - February 1st 2009, Lyon (France)

Keywords: professional development; mathematics; teachers; CPD
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 22607
Depositing User: Sara Griffin
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 08:52
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2012 11:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22607
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