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Research mathematicians and mathematics educators: collaborating for professional development

conference contribution
posted on 2023-05-24, 23:03 authored by Greg OatesGreg Oates, Evans, T
Lecturing staff in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland have been involved in a longitudinal project to develop a model for professional development, theoretically grounded in Schoenfeld’s resources, orientations, and goals (ROG) model of teacher action. A group of 6-8 lecturers have been meeting regularly since 2010 to discuss and analyse video excerpts of their lecturing, along with written pre- and post-lecture statements of their “ROGs”. Along with the expected evidence of improved teaching performance, we also identified key aspects of our practice and tertiary mathematics that received repeated attention. giving further theoretical insight into lecturer behaviour in mathematics. The successful trial has since expanded into further groups that now constitute a professional development culture within our department. This paper considers the elements of the project that are considered essential to its ongoing success, and highlights the project’s implications for ongoing professional development in undergraduate mathematics.


Publication title

Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education




Faculty of Education


Society of Didactics of Mathematics

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Event title

13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 13)

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Hamburg, Germany

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  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Teacher and instructor development

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