Science and Mathematics Teacher Education
How Similar Is Teaching in Mathematics Compared to Science?
While the obvious importance of mathematics to scientific endeavor might seem to indicate an obvious link between science and mathematics teaching and learning, the structure and guiding principles for school curricula in the two areas are substantially different (Siskin 1994). Mathematics tends to have a highly sequential curriculum structure, whereas science curricula are organized around topics that are not tightly sequenced. The pedagogies in the two areas tend to differ, with mathematics teaching emphasizing sequenced practice in problem solving and science teaching incorporating substantial experimental work and practical application of concepts.
Studies of science and mathematics specialist teachers...
KeywordsPreservice Teacher Mathematics Teaching Pedagogical Content Knowledge Teacher Education Program Pedagogical Knowledge
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