This discussion group will focus on exploring the use of conceptual frameworks in building mathematics methods courses for prospective mathematics teachers. Participants will consider (a) frameworks, (b) activities, (c) relationships between frameworks and activities, (d) the residue of activities and how they contribute to learning to teach, (e) research literature and attempts to explore these questions, and (e) development of a research agenda. Dialogues and collaboration among working group members will be encouraged by the development of teams to address facets of the emerging research agenda.
Kastberg, S., Sanchez, W.B. Edenfield, K.W., Tyminski, A., & Stump, C. (2012). What is the content of Methods? Building an understanding of frameworks for Mathematics Methods Courses. Proceedings for the Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Kalamazoo, Michigan.