Crossing Boundaries: Fostering Collaboration Between Mathematics Educators and Mathematicians in Initial Teacher Education Programmes

  • Merrilyn GoosEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 313)


A project conducted in six Australian universities was designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between mathematicians and mathematics educators in pre-service teacher education programmes. This paper reports on two approaches to integrating mathematics content and pedagogy arising from these collaborations: co-developed and co-taught courses, and communities of practice linking pre-service and graduate teachers. The findings illustrate ways of increasing interdisciplinary understanding in preparing future teachers of mathematics.


Mathematics teacher education Interdisciplinary collaboration communities of practice Boundary practices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of QueenslandSt Lucia QldAustralia

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