TY - JOUR

T1 - Identity as a mathematical thinker

AU - Owens, Kay

N1 - Imported on 12 Apr 2017 - DigiTool details were: Journal title (773t) = Mathematics Teacher Education and Development. ISSNs: 1442-3901;

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - I argue in this article that identity as a mathematical thinker develops through self-directed learning within a supportive community of practice. Identity as a mathematical thinker / problem solver develops through self-regulation and a social identity in a mathematical social context. The dynamic identity as a mathematical thinker is illustrated by considering students who undertook a mathematics and technology subject in a primary teacher education degree. Students had set goals, planned, organised, recorded, self-evaluated, and structured their learning environment and achieved self-regulation. The tutorial group and technology impacted on self-regulation and social identity and hence on their identity as mathematical thinkers.

AB - I argue in this article that identity as a mathematical thinker develops through self-directed learning within a supportive community of practice. Identity as a mathematical thinker / problem solver develops through self-regulation and a social identity in a mathematical social context. The dynamic identity as a mathematical thinker is illustrated by considering students who undertook a mathematics and technology subject in a primary teacher education degree. Students had set goals, planned, organised, recorded, self-evaluated, and structured their learning environment and achieved self-regulation. The tutorial group and technology impacted on self-regulation and social identity and hence on their identity as mathematical thinkers.

KW - Open access version available

KW - Mathematical identity

KW - Problem solving

KW - Responsiveness

KW - Self-regulation

KW - Teacher education

M3 - Article

VL - 9

SP - 36

EP - 50

JO - Mathematics Teacher Education and Development

JF - Mathematics Teacher Education and Development

SN - 1442-3901

IS - 2007

ER -