Research report 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Teacher competence and instruction: Results from the COACTIV project
Erziehungswissenschaft und Bildungssysteme (Baumert) (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Baumert)
MPI für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
SummaryThe aim of the COACTIV project („Professional Competence of Teachers, Cognitively Activating Instruction, and the Development of Students’ Mathematical Literacy“) is to investigate mathematics teachers’ competence and the way it relates to instructional processes. Teacher competence is a multi-dimensional construct that encompasses aspects of teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and psychological functioning. By assessing these aspects in a sample of mathematics teachers, and linking these aspects to features of classroom instruction, as well as to the development of students’ mathematical literacy, COACTIV aims to provide unique insights into the prerequisites of students’ mathematical learning. First results are reported here.