A framework for designing a research-based "mathematics counsellor" teacher programme

Mogens Allan Niss, Uffe Thomas Jankvist

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Abstract

This article addresses one way in which decades of mathematics education research results can inform practice, by offering a framework for designing and implementing an in-service teacher education programme for upper secondary mathematics teachers in Denmark. The programme aims to educate a “task force” of so-called “maths counsellors”, i.e., mathematics teachers whose goal it is to help identify students with genuine learning difficulties in mathematics, investigate the nature of these difficulties, and carry out research-based interventions to assist the students in overcoming them. We present and discuss the various components of the programme, theoretical as well as practical, and account for how these make up a framework for designing a research-based “maths counsellor” teacher programme
Original languageEnglish
JournalEducational Studies in Mathematics
Volume90
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)259-284
Number of pages26
ISSN0013-1954
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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