Using Cases and Events in Teacher Education: Prospective Teachers’ Preferences

Pessia Tsamir, Dina Tirosh, Esther Levenson, Ruthi Barkai

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The use of cases as a pedagogical tool in teacher education is seen as one way of bringing practice closer to theory. This study describes the use of cases in a university course for secondary school prospective mathematics teachers. The study investigates participants’ views of cases taken from different sources and presented in different situations. In general, participants felt that the use of cases had an impact on their understanding of common mathematical errors but that cases based on mistakes they had themselves made during homework assignments were most meaningful.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudents' and Teachers' Values, Attitudes, Feelings and Beliefs in Mathematics Classrooms: Selected Papers from the 22nd MAVI Conference
EditorsHanna Palmér, Jeppe Skott
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-70244-5
StatePublished - 2018


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