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Seymour, Jennifer R.; Lehrer, Richard – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2006
For this article, the development of 1 teacher's pedagogical content knowledge (Shulman, 1986) was tracked longitudinally across 2 years as she taught a new instructional unit in middle school mathematics. Growth in pedagogical content knowledge is characterized as the interanimation of 2 Discourses (Gee, 1999). One Discourse refers to…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Development, Heuristics, Mathematics Instruction
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Jurow, A. Susan – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2005
Project-based curricula have the potential to engage students' interests. But how do students become interested in the goals of a project? This article documents how a group of 8th-grade students participated in an architectural design project called the Antarctica Project. The project is based on the imaginary premise that students need to design…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Building Design