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Supporting Pre-Service Primary Teachers To Improve Their Mathematics Content Knowledge, Brenda Hamlett Feb 2013

Supporting Pre-Service Primary Teachers To Improve Their Mathematics Content Knowledge, Brenda Hamlett

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"When someone is told that their performance is not up to a required standard, there can be a tendency to react negatively and to lose confidence. Some deal with this by ignoring or withdrawing from the stressful situation while others face the issue and work to improve. The delivery of the first year unit Becoming Multiliterate as part of the BEd (Primary) and BEd (Early Childhood Studies) courses at Edith Cowan University entailed students completing diagnostic tasks in mathematics, writing and science at the start of the semester to identify their weaknesses. Students were then provided with targeted support to ...