Pre-service Teachers' Secondary School Experiences in Learning Geometry and their Confidence to Teach it

Fidèle Niyukuri, Joachim Nzotungicimpaye, Claudien Ntahomvukiye
2020 Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education  
This paper presents the findings of a convergent parallel mixed methods research that was carried out to explore the views of student-teachers on how geometry was taught and the confidence of those student-teachers in teaching geometry to secondary school learners when they will become professionally qualified. Respondents were randomly selected from two Colleges of Education in Burundi. Although the study was predominantly quantitative, some qualitative data were also collected to gain deeper
more » ... ted to gain deeper insights into the prevailing situation. Ninety-seven pre-service teachers of Mathematics from the said institutions completed the questionnaire whose items were closedended except for one that was open-ended. Results show that the teacher-centered approach had dominated geometry classes in their respective secondary schools. Nevertheless, studentteachers exhibited higher confidence in teaching geometry. These findings provide evidence on the need for teacher education programs to consider embedding instructional and assessment approaches designed for specific branches of mathematics.
doi:10.29333/ejmste/8334 fatcat:asi5i5rkmrhldofc6gfbpwpge4