Lifelong Learning: Mathematics Faculty Work to Improve Their Practice

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Center for Science and Math Education


The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Teachers Association advocate professional teaching standards that support learning environments that are contextual and meaningful for the learner, are student-centered, and involve the learner as an active participant in their education. The empirical data that support these recommendations are not only applicable to the K-12 environment but also to higher education and undergraduate studies. However, little empirical data have accumulated to guide the professional development for faculty members in higher education and how they might learn to teach to these Standards. This paper will provide an overview of the activities findings of a five year project funded by the National Science Foundation that provided support for the professional growth and development of mathematics faculty in higher education at five Mississippi institutions of higher learning.

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Proceedings of the 5th Annual TEAM-Math Partnership Conference Pre-Session

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