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Creative Character Education in Mathematics for Prospective Teachers

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Department of Mathematics Education, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Department of Mathematics Education, Hongik University, Seoul 04066, Korea
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Graduate School of Education, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Sustainability 2019, 11(6), 1730; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11061730
Received: 8 January 2019 / Revised: 27 February 2019 / Accepted: 16 March 2019 / Published: 21 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Education and Approaches)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: creativity education; character education; creative character education; mathematics teacher education creativity education; character education; creative character education; mathematics teacher education
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Kim, D.-J.; Bae, S.-C.; Choi, S.-H.; Kim, H.-J.; Lim, W. Creative Character Education in Mathematics for Prospective Teachers. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1730.

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