A marriage of continuance: professional development for mathematics lecturers
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 13:00 authored by Barton, W, Greg OatesGreg Oates, Paterson, J, Thomas, M
In a 2-year project, we developed and trialled a mode of lecturing professional development amongst staff in our department of mathematics. Theoretically grounded in Schoenfeld’s resources, orientations, and goals (ROG) model of teacher action, a group met regularly to discuss both the video excerpts of themselves lecturing along with written pre- and post-lecture statements of their “ROGs”. We found evidence of improved teaching performance but more interestingly, identified key aspects of our practice and of undergraduate mathematics that received repeated attention and developed further theoretical insight into lecturer behaviour in mathematics. The trial has been successful enough to be expanded into further groups that now constitute a professional development culture within our department.
Publication titleMathematics Education Research Journal
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
Place of publicationNetherlands
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