Professional learning: Implementing new mathematics content

Year: 2008

Author: Heirdsfield, Ann, Lamb, Janeen, Spry, Gayle

Type of paper: Refereed paper

This paper examines a model of professional development (PD) provided to support two, year 3 teachers while implementing new content incorporated within the new mathematics syllabus. The findings from this study suggest that the development of a professional learning community (PLC) extended the teachers' Zone of Enactment which inturn lead to teacher agency. Teacher agency was demonstrated by the teachers leading their own learning as well as that of their students.