Uncovering Teachers’ Goals, Orientations, and Resources Related to the Practice of Using Student Thinking

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Abstract/Description:

Improving teachers’ practice of using student mathematical thinking requires an understanding of why teachers respond to student thinking as they do; that is, an understanding of the goals, orientations and resources (Schoenfeld, 2011) that underlie their enactment of this practice. we describe a scenario-based interview tool developed to prompt teachers to discuss their decisions and rationales related to using student thinking. We examine cases of two individual teachers to illustrate how the tool contributes to (1) inferring individual teachers’ goals, orientations and resources and (2) differentiating among teachers’ uses of student thinking.


Location: PMENA Conference, East Lansing, Michigan
Presenter:

Shari L. Stockero, Michigan Technological University-Houghton; Laura R. Van Zoest, Western Michigan University; Annick Rougee, University of Michigan; Elizabeth H. Fraser, Western Michigan University; Keith R. Leatham and Blake E. Peterson, Brigham Young University