Discipline-Based Education Research Group

 

Date of this Version

9-19-2013

Document Type

Presentation

Citation

Abstract for DBER Group Discussion on 2013‐09‐19

Comments

Copyright (c) 2013 Ruth Heaton, Wendy Smith, & Traci Kutaka.

Abstract

Teaching mathematics is a complex endeavor and requires a deep understanding of content and pedagogy. Helping teachers learn what they need to know requires the expertise of disciplinary area faculty as well as those with pedagogical expertise. Similarly, understanding the learning of teachers or their students requires complex analyses of messy data by teams of researchers representing differing but complementary perspectives. Cases describing the nature and process of interdisciplinary teaching and research collaborations in mathematics education will be presented and analyzed for lessons learned.