Mathematics teacher and NIT rethinking collaborative work and diversity to foster profissional development Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this paper we stand from a participant observers approach to describe a particular ongoing project of two mathematics teachers’ partnership within a NIT context. This project relies mainly on electronic mail, threaded online discussion, and online chat for communication and on a web browser for searching and joint page building. Sharing information on resources and methods of teaching, and collaborative work toward students’ motivation and involvement are the main features of the project. Another feature is the fact that the two teachers speak different languages and work within differentiated educational systems. A jointly naively constructed web site is, at the moment, the most visible product of this partnership, picturing the efforts of the teachers to lead the students in their exchange of mathematical and cultural information and in their search for the mathematics involved in their lifes.

publication date

  • January 1, 1999