Hine, G. S., & Thai, T. (2018). Readiness to teach secondary mathematics: A study of pre-service mathematics teachers' self-perceptions. MERGA 41: Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
This study evaluated pre-service teachers’ (PSMTs) perceptions of their own readiness to teach secondary mathematics. The study was conducted at an Australian university across two campuses, in different states. Specifically, PSMTs’ perceptions of their preparedness were explored in terms of mathematical content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and mathematical knowledge for teaching. Findings indicate that while the majority of participants feel that they have the requisite content knowledge to confidently teach Lower School secondary mathematics, further training is required to develop their content and pedagogical knowledge, especially for upper secondary mathematics.
education, secondary school, mathematics, pre-service teachers