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Leading learning within a PLC : implementing new mathematics content

Heirdsfield, Ann M., Lamb, Janeen T., & Spry, Gayle (2010) Leading learning within a PLC : implementing new mathematics content. The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast, 7(1), pp. 93-112.

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Abstract

This paper does two things. Firstly, it examines the literature that coalesces around theoretical models of teacher professional development (PD) within a professional learning community (PLC). Secondly, these models are used to analyse support provided to two year 3 teachers, while implementing the draft Queensland mathematics syllabus. The findings from this study suggest that the development of this small PLC extended the teachers’ Zone of Enactment which in turn led to teacher action and reflection. This was demonstrated by the teachers leading their own learning as well as that of their students.

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ID Code: 30016
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: learning communities, teacher professional development, mathematical content, thories of teacher development
ISSN: 1551-3440
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics & Information Age Publishing
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2010 10:15
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:12

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