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South African teachers’ conceptualisations of gradient: A study of historically disadvantaged teachers in an Advanced Certificate in Education programme

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Title South African teachers’ conceptualisations of gradient: A study of historically disadvantaged teachers in an Advanced Certificate in Education programme
 
Creator Mudaly, Vimolan; University of KwaZulu-Natal Moore-Russo, Deborah; Department of Learning and Instruction, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
 
Subject — slope; average rates; pedagogical content knowledge; common content knowledge
Description This study looked at how a group of South African secondary school mathematics teachers regarded the concept of gradient (slope). Results are reported from nine free-response items on a paper-and-pencil test administered to practising teachers who were pursuing qualifications to teach Grades 10–12 mathematics through an Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) programme. The findings suggest that teachers’ understanding of gradient varies greatly. A number of teachers in the study demonstrated very little to no understanding of this important concept, whilst others demonstrated a strong understanding of gradient and were able to conceptualise it in many different ways. Implications for teacher professional development are considered.
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2011-09-15
 
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Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v32i1.25
 
Source Pythagoras; Vol 32, No 1 (2011); 8 pages
 
Language en
 
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