Mathematics teacher professional development in and through internet use: Reflections on an ethnographic study

Sitti Patahuddin

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    Abstract

    This paper is a reflection on a model for mathematics teacher professional development with respect to technology. The model was informed by three interrelated concepts: (1) a theory of teacher professional development fromanalysis of the field, (2) the zone theory of teacher professional learning, and (3) ethnography as a method. The model was applied in a study that focused on the uses of the Internet for primary mathematics teacher professional development, particularly to exploit the potential of the Internet for professional learning and to use it in professionalwork. This is illustrated through selected critical events over an eight-month ethnographic intervention in a primarymathematics classroominAustralia. Though the model is theoretically ground- ed, it opens up questions about the power, potential, and challenges as well as its feasibility, with respect to not only the teacher but also the ethnographer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)503-521
    Number of pages19
    JournalMathematics Education Research Journal
    Volume25
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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