ITEM VIEW

Teachers’ professional development needs in data handling and probability

dc.contributor.authorWessels, Helenaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNieuwoudt, Herculesen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-31T08:43:43Z
dc.date.available2015-03-31T08:43:43Z
dc.date.issued2011-07
dc.identifier.citationWessels, H. & Nieuwoudt, H. 2011. Teachers’ professional development needs in data handling and probability. Pythagoras, 32(1): 1-9, doi:10.4102/pythagoras.v32i1.10en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2223-7895 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1012-2346 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/pythagoras.v32i1.10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/96456
dc.descriptionCITATION: Wessels, H. & Nieuwoudt, H. 2011. Teachers’ professional development needs in data handling and probability. Pythagoras, 32(1): 1-9, doi:10.4102/pythagoras.v32i1.10en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.pythagoras.org.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractPoor Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) results and widespread disappointing mathematics results in South Africa necessitate research-based and more efficient professional development for in-service mathematics teachers. This article reports on the profiling of mathematics teachers’ statistical knowledge, beliefs and confidence in order to inform the development of in-service teacher education programmes in statistics for Grade 8 and Grade 9 teachers. Ninety mathematics teachers from schools with culturally diverse learner populations in an urban region in South Africa were profiled using an adapted profiling instrument (Watson, 2001). Although statistics formed part of quite a number of these teachers’ initial teacher education and about half of them were involved in professional development in statistics education, they still teach traditionally, rather than using a more data driven approach. Teachers indicated high levels of confidence in teaching most statistics topics but showed low levels of statistical thinking when they had to apply their knowledge of concepts, such as sample and average in social contexts including newspaper articles and research reports.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.pythagoras.org.za/index.php/pythagoras/article/view/10/15
dc.format.extent9 pages : illustrations (some colour)en_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishingen_ZA
dc.subjectHigh school teachers -- In-service training -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectMathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectMathematics teachers -- Training of -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectStatistics -- Study and teaching -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleTeachers’ professional development needs in data handling and probabilityen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's Versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

ITEM VIEW