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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Issuance: monographic

Date Issued: 2013

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: electronic

Extent: xv, 323 p. : ill.

Language(s): English

Summary: This study described, analyzed, and compared the internal and external factors that prevented or fostered the implementation of a cognitive tool, GeoGebra, in the mathematics practices of 12 middle school teachers who had completed a master's degree program in mathematics successfully. Through the application of a case study approach as a systematic method for the analysis of qualitative data, and under a social constructivist framework, the study examined different factors such as concerns of teachers; their beliefs about technology, mathematics as a subject, math teaching, and learning; external factors such as resources and school support; their TPACK development; and their instrumental orchestration approach through classroom observations. Among the major findings, the study revealed that the personal concerns of the teacher users of GeoGebra included the desire to continue learning the new features of the software, as well as the desire to connect themselves with others in common endeavors for the benefit of other teachers and, ultimately, the students

. There was a consensus among the teacher users that they had to strike a balance between their professional goals and the available resources.

Identifier: 858866325 (oclc), 3362325 (digitool), FADT3362325 (IID), fau:4163 (fedora)

Note(s): by Ana Escuder.Thesis (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2013.Includes bibliography.Mode of access: World Wide Web.System requirements: Adobe Reader.

Subject(s): Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school)Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Computer-assisted instructionEducational technology -- United StatesEducational innovations -- United StatesEducational change -- United States

Held by: FBoU FAUER

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/3362325

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Escuder, Ana.

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A4163



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