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Investigating Why Teachers Reported Continued Use and Sharing of an Educational Innovation after the Research Has Ended
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Mathematical Thinking and Learning Volume 16, Number 4, ISSN 1098-6065

Abstract

We investigated prospects for reported sustainable adoption and sharing of an educational innovation through survey research including online questionnaires and telephone interviews. This investigation is part of the Scaling-Up SimCalc experimental program, which combines dynamic representational algebra software (SimCalc MathWorlds) with integrated curriculum and small professional development workshops focused on how to use the software and how to integrate this intervention into the larger year-long curriculum. Teachers who (1) perceived the usefulness of the SimCalc professional development as being consistent with personal aims and (2) perceived specific affordances of the software/curriculum to be valuable were more likely to report continued use of the innovation after the research had ended and that they had shared it with colleagues over time.

Citation

Hegedus, S.J., Dalton, S., Roschelle, J., Penuel, W., Dickey-Kurdziolek, M. & Tatar, D. (2014). Investigating Why Teachers Reported Continued Use and Sharing of an Educational Innovation after the Research Has Ended. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 16(4), 312-333. Retrieved September 21, 2019 from .

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