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Mathematical Modeling in Teacher Education — Developing Professional Competence of Pre-Service Teachers in a Teaching–Learning Lab

    https://doi.org/10.1142/S2591722622400038Cited by:1 (Source: Crossref)

    At the Muenster University, teaching–learning labs have been integrated into teacher education as part of a joint initiative by the German federal and state governments in order to improve the quality of teacher education. Because of the great potential in natural differentiation and the particular challenge in teaching, mathematical modeling was placed at the focus of the teaching–learning lab. The paper deals with the structure of an innovative and supportive learning environment that fosters the diagnostic competence of mathematical modeling as part of the professional competence of pre-service teachers. With the help of a newly developed test instrument, it was shown that the development of modeling-specific diagnostic competence increases significantly and with a large effect size in the teaching–learning lab for mathematical modeling, while no significant changes occur in a control group (CG).

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