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Developing teachers, developing as a teacher: A story about a story

Kate Bennie
Pythagoras | Issue 62 | a111 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/pythagoras.v0i62.111 | © 2005 Kate Bennie | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 October 2005 | Published: 20 October 2005

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Kate Bennie, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

In this paper I reflect on my changing roles as a mathematics educator, that is, as a teacher educator and as a classroom teacher in a secondary school. This is a personal account of the challenge of translating my beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning into everyday classroom practice. The presentation I use is based on the work of Rowland − the account is presented in the form of personal reflections on a story written about playing the two different roles of teacher educator and classroom teacher. I use the process of writing to try to make sense of my experiences and to explore the use of story as a research methodology. Although the story is intensely personal, there are identifiable themes that run through the narrative, which I suggest may resonate with the experience of other mathematics educators.

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