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Nature of Pedagogical Practices Influenced by an Instructor's Beliefs in an Online Mathematics Education Course

Title: The Nature of Pedagogical Practices Influenced by an Instructor's Beliefs in an Online Mathematics Education Course.
Name(s): Lynn, Apryl Charelle, author
Aspinwall, Leslie, professor directing dissertation
Jones, thel, outside committee member
Clark, Kathleen, committee member
Jakubowski, Elizabeth, committee member
Shaw, Kenneth, committee member
Department of Middle and Secondary Education, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This qualitative case study evaluated an instructor's practices and decision making in the online course, Seminar in Teaching Geometry. The focus of the data analysis was to understand and evaluate the instructor's decisions as they were influenced by the association of belief dimensions and learning-centered orientations. The results were coded based on my interpretation of the framework presented by Samuelowicz and Bain (2001). This framework explains that there are nine belief dimensions and four learning-centered orientations. The data collection involved one case (the instructor), examining the relationship between this instructor's decision making, class activities, and responses from two students. At the conclusion of the study I presented a model that detailed the findings of this instructor and this online mathematics education course. The model identifies belief dimensions and learning-centered orientations associated with this online mathematics education course. This model will help educators, institutional administration, and students understand the dynamics of an online environment, in hopes of enhancing the experiences for the students and the instructors.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0969 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Middle and Secondary Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2008.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: November 7, 2007.
Keywords: Pedagogical Practices, Mathematics Education, Web-Based, Online, Beliefs, Pedagogy
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Leslie Aspinwall, Professor Directing Dissertation; thel Jones, Outside Committee Member; Kathleen Clark, Committee Member; Elizabeth Jakubowski, Committee Member; Kenneth Shaw, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education
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Owner Institution: FSU