Building the culture of Evidence-based Practice in Teacher Preparation: Instrument Development and Piloting

Year: 2011

Author: Beswick, Kim, Callingham, Rosemary

Type of paper: Refereed paper

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council funded project, Building the Culture of Evidence-Based Practice in Teacher Preparation for Mathematics Teaching, as its title suggests, aims to contribute to the development of a Culture of Evidence-based Mathematics Education for New Teachers (CEMENT) and ultimately for pre-service teacher education generally. Such a culture requires the timely availability of pertinent, valid evidence. This paper reports on the design, development, and piloting of instruments used to collect data from pre-service teachers that will serve as evidence to inform the seven participating universities as they make ongoing changes to their mathematics teacher education provisions.