Creative character education in mathematics for prospective teachers

Dong Joong Kim, Sung Chul Bae, Sang Ho Choi, Hee Jeong Kim, Woong Lim

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This study examines preservice teachers' perspectives of creativity and character education in mathematics through a university-based teacher education program. We developed a curricular unit on creative character education in a mathematics methods course and investigated participants' (n = 56) emerging perspectives of teaching creativity and character by the integration of content and process in mathematics. Data were collected through pre- and post-questionnaires and transcribed course discussion and presentation sessions. A quantitative analysis of the questionnaires through a t-test confirmed key changes in participants' perspectives, while the qualitative context of data illustrates the participants' emergent views on creative character education in mathematics. Overall, findings suggest that a mathematics teacher education curriculum integrating mathematical creativity and character education has the potential to prepare future educators to implement pedagogy that bridges between process and content in school mathematics for the next generation of learners.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1730
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

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Kim, Dong Joong ; Bae, Sung Chul ; Choi, Sang Ho ; Kim, Hee Jeong ; Lim, Woong. / Creative character education in mathematics for prospective teachers. In: Sustainability (Switzerland). 2019 ; Vol. 11, No. 6.
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Creative character education in mathematics for prospective teachers. / Kim, Dong Joong; Bae, Sung Chul; Choi, Sang Ho; Kim, Hee Jeong; Lim, Woong.

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