The effect of a training program based on TIMSS to developing the levels of habits of mind and mathematical reasoning skills among pre-service mathematics teachers
Mohammad A. Tashtoush 1 2, Yousef Wardat 3 * , Faisal Aloufi 4, Osama Taani 3
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1 Faculty of Education & Arts, Sohar University, Sohar, OMAN2 Al-Huson University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, As-Salt, JORDAN3 Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE4 Bukayriyah Education, Ministry of Education, SAUDI ARABIA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the effect of a training program based on the trends in international mathematics and science study (TIMSS) on developing the habits of mind and mathematical reasoning skills among pre-service math teachers in Oman. The study sample consisted of 24 female pre-service math teachers divided into two equal groups: experimental and control. The study data was collected by sued the mathematical reasoning test and questionnaire that measured the level of habits of mind after appropriate validity and reliability. The study results showed statistically significant differences between the two study groups in favor of the experimental group in the mathematical reasoning test and the habits of mind scale. The study recommended that the need for pre-service math teachers to use programs based on international studies such as TIMSS, PISA, PIRLS, and TAILS; this was done to prove their effectiveness in developing the levels of habits of mind and mathematical reasoning skills by subjecting them to training programs, courses, and workshops with the aim of training teachers to implement the training programs effectively.

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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2022, Volume 18, Issue 11, Article No: em2182

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/12557

Publication date: 19 Oct 2022

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