The old teacher Euclid: and his science in the art of finding one's mathematical voice

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Lawrence, S. 2016. The old teacher Euclid: and his science in the art of finding one's mathematical voice. Menon: Journal of Educational Research.
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TitleThe old teacher Euclid: and his science in the art of finding one's mathematical voice
AuthorsLawrence, S.
Abstract

This paper offers ideas for teachers to engage with mathematics through the historical ‘journeys’ and relationship with art and cultural and intellectual history. Its premise is that, whilst teachers’ main reason for choosing the career path of a mathematics teacher is usually their enjoyment of the subject, their later insistence on utilitarian view of mathematics leads to disengagement both in their students and their own disillusionment. The paper also treats the question of how teachers who come to the profession from non-mathematical backgrounds find their own ‘mathematical’ voice through series of historical investigations and what impact that may have on their teaching and pupils’ progress.

Keywordsinternal dialogue, professional identity, teacher identity
LanguageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Western Macedonia - Faculty of Education
JournalMenon: Journal of Educational Research
ISSN1792-8494
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Print31 May 2016
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Deposited31 Mar 2020
Submitted31 May 2016
Accepted10 Jan 2015
Output statusPublished
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