Title: Primary teachers' embedding educational software of mathematics in their teaching practices

Authors: Dimitrios Zibidis, Maria Chionidou-Moskofoglou, Spyros Doukakis

Addresses: Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Tymfristou 67, 152 34, Halandri, Greece. ' Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Demokratias 1, 85 100, Rhodes, Greece ' Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Grevenon 38, 152 34, Halandri, Greece

Abstract: Eight teachers of third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades participated in a one-year-long in-service training on embedding the mathematics software approved by the Greek Pedagogical Institute (PI) in their teaching practices. During this training programme we explored – through grounded theory (GT) research method a the ways that the teachers embedded the software in their teaching practices b the impact of teachers| embedding educational software (ES) on their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) (Shulman, 1986) during their in-service training. Data analysis revealed that the participating teachers improved their PCK practices and they also embedded the mathematics educational software supportive material in their teaching practices in ways that depended on the softwares| |open-or not exploratory| types.

Keywords: primary teachers; pedagogical content knowledge; PCK; teaching practices; in-service training; primary mathematics software; primary education; teaching mathematics; mathematics education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2011.039560

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2011 Vol.3 No.2/3/4, pp.216 - 227

Published online: 28 Feb 2015 *

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