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Cognitive Activation in the Mathematics Classroom and Professional Competence of Teachers

Results from the COACTIV Project

  • Brings together researchers from broad range of areas, such as educational psychology, general education, and mathematics education.

  • First English language book to report on COACTIV.

  • Demonstrates how teacher competence relates directly to student learning gains.

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Mathematics Teacher Education (MTEN)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Theoretical and Empirical Foundations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 23-23
    2. The COACTIV Model of Teachers’ Professional Competence

      • Jürgen Baumert, Mareike Kunter
      Pages 25-48
    3. Teacher Education in Germany

      • Kai S. Cortina, Mark Hoover Thames
      Pages 49-62
    4. The Development of Teachers’ Professional Competence

      • Mareike Kunter, Thilo Kleickmann, Uta Klusmann, Dirk Richter
      Pages 63-77
    5. The COACTIV Research Program: Methodological Framework

      • Katrin Löwen, Jürgen Baumert, Mareike Kunter, Stefan Krauss, Martin Brunner
      Pages 79-96
    6. Task Analysis in COACTIV: Examining the Potential for Cognitive Activation in German Mathematics Classrooms

      • Michael Neubrand, Alexander Jordan, Stefan Krauss, Werner Blum, Katrin Löwen
      Pages 125-144
  3. Aspects of Professional Competence

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145
    2. Mathematics Teachers’ Domain-Specific Professional Knowledge: Conceptualization and Test Construction in COACTIV

      • Stefan Krauss, Werner Blum, Martin Brunner, Michael Neubrand, Jürgen Baumert, Mareike Kunter et al.
      Pages 147-174
    3. Teachers’ General Pedagogical/Psychological Knowledge

      • Thamar Voss, Mareike Kunter
      Pages 207-227
    4. The Diagnostic Skills of Mathematics Teachers

      • Martin Brunner, Yvonne Anders, Axinja Hachfeld, Stefan Krauss
      Pages 229-248
    5. Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs

      • Thamar Voss, Thilo Kleickmann, Mareike Kunter, Axinja Hachfeld
      Pages 249-271
    6. Occupational Self-Regulation

      • Uta Klusmann
      Pages 291-308
  4. The Development of Professional Competence

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 309-309
    2. Learning at University

      • Thilo Kleickmann, Yvonne Anders
      Pages 321-332

About this book

Cognitive Activation in the Mathematics Classroom and  Professional Competence of Teachers presents the findings of the Professional Competence of Teachers, Cognitively Activating Instruction, and Development of Students´ Mathematical Literacy project (COACTIV). COACTIV applies a broad, innovative conceptualization of teacher competence to examine how mathematics teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, motivational orientations, and self-regulation skills influence their instructional practice and teaching outcomes. Moreover, it gauges the effects of these teacher characteristics on student learning, as indexed by the progress of students in each class.

 

For this book, COACTIV study data relating to  various aspects of teacher competence and classroom instruction from the perspective of both the teachers themselves and their students was collected and analyzed. Questions addressed and discussed include: What are the characteristics of successful teaching? What distinguishes teachers who succeed in their profession? How can the quality of instruction be improved? Written for researchers from a broad range of areas, such as educational psychology, general education, and mathematics education, this book effectively demonstrates how teacher competence relates directly to measurable student learning gains.

Keywords

  • COACTIV
  • Classroom instruction
  • Mathematical literacy
  • PISA
  • Teacher competence
  • learning and instruction

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Institute of Psychology, University of Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Mareike Kunter

  • , Center for Educational Research, Max Planck Institute for Human Developme, Berlin, Germany

    Jürgen Baumert

  • Mathematik/Informatik, Universität Kassel, Kassel, Germany

    Werner Blum

  • Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Berlin, Germany

    Ute Klusmann

  • , Faculty of Mathematics Education of Math, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

    Stefan Krauss

  • , Institute of Mathematics, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenbu, Oldenburg, Germany

    Michael Neubrand

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-5149-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)