A Conceptual Framework for Studying Teacher Preparation: the Pirie-kieren Model, Collective Understanding, and Metaphor

Abstract

This theoretical paper describes a conceptual framework for studying metaphoric mechanisms of the growth of collective understanding among prospective middle and high school mathematics teachers. The framework draws upon a growth of mathematical understanding model, studies of metaphor, and research on collective understanding. Researchers whose studies contributed to this conceptual framework include Pirie and Kieren, English, Lakoff and Nunez, Sfard, Davis, and Simmt. The framework is further defined and illustrated with examples from a teaching experiment in a first mathematics methods class.

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@inproceedings{Droujkova2006ACF, title={A Conceptual Framework for Studying Teacher Preparation: the Pirie-kieren Model, Collective Understanding, and Metaphor}, author={Maria A. Droujkova and Sarah B. Berenson and Kelli M. Slaten and Sue Tombes}, year={2006} }