Finnish primary teachers’ interaction with curriculum materials - digitalisation as an augmenting element

Heidi Krzywacki, Kirsti Löfwall Hemmi, Janine Remillard, Hendrik Van Steenbrugge

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This paper investigates how Finnish primary teachers talk about their interaction with curriculum materials, especially the additional facilities that digitalisation and technology provide to mathematics education. Digital curriculum materials are seen as part of available resources for teaching and learning mathematics. The data of this qualitative study consists of semi-structured interviews with seven primary teachers. Six thematic categories emerge in the data illustrating the elements that teachers consider crucial in evaluating and using the curriculum resources. The Finnish teachers prove to be critical and strategic consumers who understand the potential of the digital curriculum materials but make decisions about the use primarily in terms of enhancing student learning. 

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 1)
EditorsE. Bergqvist, M. Österholm, C. Granberg, L. Sumpter
PublisherPME International Group for Psychology of Mathematics Education
ISBN (Print)978-91-7601-904-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventPME - PME 42
Duration: 3 Jul 20188 Jul 2018



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