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

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## Abstract

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.

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Mathematics teacher education Interdisciplinary collaboration communities of practice Boundary practices## References

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