Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

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Preparation and Professional Development of University Mathematics Teachers

  • Barbara JaworskiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77487-9_100027-1


University mathematics teachers are the people who teach mathematics in a university to mathematics undergraduates, students in science or engineering, business or economics, and in foundation programs where these exist. They may be research mathematicians or mathematics educators, or mathematics teachers who do not engage in research.

In the following sections, the needs for and means of developing professionally for both practicing and prospective teachers are discussed: some as part of university professional development programs, others as part of research studies or teaching initiatives providing new learning and development opportunities.

What Is Included in Preparation and Professional Development?

A critical review of teaching at university level suggested that “many academics have had little or no formal teacher education to prepare them for the teaching role” (Kane et al. 2002). Oleson and Hora (2014) recognize that forms of teaching in Higher Education are...


University mathematics teaching development Mathematics pedagogy Mathematics support Teacher learning Developmental research initiatives 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Michèle Artigue
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Didactique André Revuz (EA4434)Université Paris-DiderotParisFrance