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Learning Study--Promoting and Hindering Factors in Mathematics Teaching

IJMEST Volume 49, Number 7, ISSN 0020-739X


This article focuses on presenting success factors for a group of teachers in carrying out a learning study in mathematics at their school. The research questions are: what are the actions of the school teaching community during development projects? What factors enable a group of teachers to carry out a learning study at their school? Activity theory provides a holistic framework to investigate relationships among the components present in a learning study. The results are based on analysis of interviews with teachers, students, principal organizers of schools and project coordinators, videotaped lessons, students' tests and minutes taken at meetings of mathematics projects. The results show that the skills of facilitators, the time devoted to collaborative work, the link to learning theory and avoiding overly comprehensive content when teaching lessons are important promoting factors in mathematics teaching. The findings raise important questions about the way in which teacher work within universities.


Olteanu, C. (2018). Learning Study--Promoting and Hindering Factors in Mathematics Teaching. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 49(7), 971-985. Retrieved January 21, 2021 from .

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