Out-of-field Teaching Mathematics Teachers and the Ambivalent Role of Beliefs - A First Report from Interviews

TitelOut-of-field Teaching Mathematics Teachers and the Ambivalent Role of Beliefs - A First Report from Interviews
MedientypKonferenzbeitrag
Jahr2013
AutorenBosse, M, Törner, G
EditorHannula, MS, Portaankorva-Koivisto, P, Laine, A, Näveri, L
Konferenzband NameCurrent state of research on mathematical beliefs XVIII. Proceedings of the MAVI-18 Conference
Seitenzahlen341–355
PublikationsortHelsinki, Finland
ISBN Number978-952-5993-08-0
Schlüsselwörterfachfremd, out-of-field teaching
Abstrakt

This inquiry deals with mathematics teachers without formal education for teaching mathematics and the affective-motivational components of their professional competence. It provides insights into those teachers’ worldviews towards mathematics and mathematics education and indicates that cognitive as well as affective-motivational characteristics can limit these teachers’ actions. The observations made during guided interviews are analyzed with reference to Alan Schoenfeld’s theoretical framework of goal-oriented decision-making (Schoenfeld, 2011). Finally, our conclusions lead to recommendations for designing in-service training programs for these teachers.