Mathematics teachers’ instrumental genesis of technological materials

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Abstract

Using the paradigm of activity theory, the central problem of this paper [1] is the characterization of the
processes through which teachers replicate, adapt, and improvise tasks of textbooks with use of
technological resources (CD-ROMs and web portals). In other words, we seek to identify teachers’ use of
schemas in actions mediated by these technological elements. Two of us accompanied Portuguese secondary
mathematics teachers in the assessment of learning tasks involving the use of new technological resources
and the analysis of feedback of teaching performance after implementation in the classroom. This feedback
was obtained from their peers, trainers and teachers' reflection on the actions in classes and occurred
during the sessions of the training activities. The study shows that teachers plan coordinated tasks that
integrate technology resources and apply them in classes adjusting them to the technological environment of
their schools. However, some difficulties in interpreting feedback are revealed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching
Place of PublicationFaro
Pages336-342
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-8472-68-7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2015
EventProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching ICTMT12 - Faro, Portugal
Duration: 24 Jun 201528 Jun 2015

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching ICTMT12
Abbreviated titleCTMT12
CountryPortugal
CityFaro
Period24/06/1528/06/15

Keywords

  • Technological resources
  • textbooks
  • teachers
  • instrumental genesis
  • documental genesis

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