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Educational Research and Professional Learning in Changing Times

The MARBLE Experience

  • Jane Watson
  • Kim Beswick
  • Natalie Brown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Background and the Marble Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 3-15
    3. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 17-37
    4. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 39-53
    5. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 55-59
    6. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 61-68
    7. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 69-82
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 85-92
    3. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 99-109
    4. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 111-120
    5. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 121-133
    6. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 135-143
    7. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 145-156
    8. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 157-165
  4. Writing for Teachers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 169-181
    3. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 183-190
    4. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 191-200
    5. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 201-210
    6. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 211-221
    7. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 223-230
    8. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 231-247
    9. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 249-266
  5. Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Jane Watson, Kim Beswick, Natalie Brown
      Pages 269-273
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-341

About this book

Introduction

Educational Research and Professional Learning in Changing Times reports three dimensions of a longitudinal Australian study with the ultimate aim of improving the mathematics learning outcomes for all middle school students in preparation for the quantitative literacy requirements of the 21st century. It was also hoped to improve the prospects for students with the interest to study further mathematics. The project provided professional learning opportunities for teachers, carried out case studies in individual schools, produced well-documented classroom activities in line with the aims, and measured teacher and student change over three years. The three main sections of the book cover the formal data collection and analysis, the qualitative analysis of the case studies, and some of the professional learning activities for teachers. The final section reports the reflections of the authors, especially in relation to the changing educational environment in which the project took place. Many other countries are experiencing similar educational change. The book will supplement other resources for graduate programs for pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers by modeling both a realistic approach to quantitative and qualitative research and a range of practical classroom activities. It will also assist those providing professional learning for teachers in the field unrelated to formal research, as two thirds of the content is based on classroom experiences with mathematics.

Keywords

professional learning research methodology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jane Watson
    • 1
  • Kim Beswick
    • 2
  • Natalie Brown
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaTasmaniaAustralia
  2. 2.University of TasmaniaTasmaniaAustralia
  3. 3.University of TasmaniaTasmaniaAustralia

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