Beliefs about Mathematics Teaching: A Pedagogical History
This paper is not curriculum vitae; neither is it a vision statement. It is a sincere expression of my values and practices within the contextual reality in which I teach. In my early teaching years, I taught mathematics and improved myself while, unfortunately, blaming the students for almost all their failure occurrences to achieve learning. For the following years, this will serve as my personal teaching stance—to encourage thinking and learning among the students via communication. By conceptualizing mathematics as a discourse form, learning is equivalent to extending and modifying one's discourse, having no breach in the conversation.
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