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52.084-1 - Whole-Teacher Approach: Investigations on Mathematics Teaching in Early Childhood Teachers

Sat, April 18, 2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt, Floor: East Tower - Purple Level, Riverside West

Session Type: Roundtable Session


The current symposium presents an effort to examine the Whole Teacher Approach in early mathematics education. The Whole Teacher Approach highlights the significance of simultaneously support educators’ attitudes, knowledge and practice. Three original assessments were developed specifically for investigating early math teaching: an online survey to assess teachers’ attitudes, a video-elicited survey to assess changes in teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, and a live observation tool to evaluate teacher practice. The tools have demonstrated good reliability, adequate sensitivity to differentiate among teachers and promising external validity linked to students’ mathematical learning. A positive relationship has been found between teachers’ knowledge and practice, and a more complex relationship with math teaching belief.

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