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Prospective Teachers. Conceptions about Mathematics and its Teaching and Learning

Author(s): Marcos Augusto Zapata | Lorenzo Jesús Blanco | Luis Carlos Contreras

Journal: Revista Electronica Interuniversitaria de Formación del Profesorado
ISSN 0213-8646

Volume: 12;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 109;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Secondary education | Professional development of teachers | Mathematics | Learning | Teaching methodology | Role of the teacher | Role of learner | Assessment

Teachers' thinking and their activity in class constitute a means of understanding teaching. The interpretation of this thinking is one of the bases for designing education proposals in centres of initial and continuing teacher education. The work presented describes a study conducted with prospective teachers specializing in Mathematics and Physics in the Education Faculty of the University of Piura, Peru. The objective of the study was to identify their conceptions about mathematics and its teaching and learning.
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