Object-motives of mathematics leaders’ professional learning leadership during participation in a mathematics project

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Sexton, Matt. (2019). Object-motives of mathematics leaders’ professional learning leadership during participation in a mathematics project. 42nd annual conference of the mathematics education research group of Australasia. Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2019 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA). pp. 660-667
AuthorsSexton, Matt
TypeConference paper
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Knowledge concerning the leadership work of primary mathematics leaders is rare. The object motives of three mathematics leaders were explored using interviews and document retrieval as data sources. Using cultural-historical activity theory, five themes about the object motives that the leaders pursued in their professional learning leadership activity during a mathematics project are provided. This suggests that their professional learning leadership activity was polymotivated activity that included both leadership and managerial work aspects. This activity was largely mediated through the introduction of cultural tools by mathematics project team staff.

Keywordsmathematics leadership; cultural-historical activity theory; teacher professional learning; school-based professional development; middle leadership
Year2019
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
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Book titleMathematics education research : Impacting practice : Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the mathematics education research group of Australasia
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Book editorHine, Gregory
Blackley, Susan
Cooke, Audrey
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