Helena Montenegro

Helena Montenegro
University of Chile · Centro de Modelamiento Matemático (CMM)

PhD in Education
Researcher at Laboratory of Education. Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM-Edu)

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Introduction
Helena Montenegro is an Educational Psychologist and Ph.D. in Education. She is a former postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Education in the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She is methodologically experienced in mixed-method research, narrative, phenomenography, and discourse analysis. Her research topics are the professional learning of teacher educators and university teachers, and the challenges of learning about teaching both teacher educators and student teachers.
Additional affiliations
March 2017 - February 2020
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Position
  • Principal Investigator
Description
  • Fondecyt Postdoctorado Nº 3170423 "Teaching and learning experiences in preservice teacher education: an exploratory study."
January 2015 - December 2015
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Position
  • Investigadora colaboradora
Description
  • Proyecto Fondecyt Regular Nº 1130982 ¿Cómo puede el conocimiento e investigación digital (eResearch) ayudar a materializar el vínculo docencia e investigación en educación superior?
August 2010 - May 2011
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Position
  • Investigadora colaboradora
Description
  • Co-Investigadora. Financiado por el Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile.

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Publications (31)
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Whether intentionally or not, when teacher educators teach pre-service teachers, they enact teaching. Therefore, the importance of the teacher educator as a role model cannot be underestimated. This paper reports a theoretical discussion within an ongoing research project aimed at understanding the knowledge base and modeling practices of mathemati...
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The professional career paths and processes of development on becoming a teachers have been studied extensively. Nonetheless, the professional development on becoming a teacher educator has been barely undertaken. This article reports on a study focused on the professional career path of teacher educators from a situated perspective. The research u...
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Este artículo reporta los principales resultados de un estudio orientado a develar el discurso pedagógico que subyace a la modalidad de enseñanza que implementan los formadores de futuros profesores. Para ello se propone un modelo conceptual que permita comprender las prácticas de enseñanza que se implementan en los procesos formativos y que se con...
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The latest issue Empowering Student Learning in Higher Education: Pathways to Possibility has been online! This time, we have researchers from five different countries (China, Chile, Finland, New Zealand and the UK).The special issue breaks down geographical and cultural barriers to take a comprehensive look at how higher education affect student l...
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Purpose This study aims to explore Chilean students’ digital technology usage patterns and approaches to learning. Design/Approach/Methods We conducted this study in two stages. We worked with one semester learning management systems (LMS), library, and students’ records data in the first one. We performed a k-means cluster analysis to identify gr...
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Este estudio reporta los resultados de satisfacción y logro de aprendizaje de un programa de desarrollo profesional docente en modalidad b-learning para profesores de matemática de enseñanza básica, durante la pandemia del año 2020. Estos resultados se comparan con los obtenidos el año 2019, para conocer el efecto que tuvo la crisis sanitaria en es...
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Este estudio presenta los resultados de la adaptación y validación de la Escala de Creencias de Eficacia en la Enseñanza de la Matemática (ECEEM) para profesores en ejercicio. Para ello, la adaptación de las preguntas se sometió a juicio de expertos y se piloteó en una muestra de 834 profesores de matemática de Enseñanza Básica. Los resultados del...
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Traditionally, research on mathematics teacher educators has been focused on what mathematics teacher educators (should) know to teach prospective teachers. However, few studies have addressed how mathematics teacher educators translate their mathematical and teaching knowledge into actual teaching practices; that is, modelling. This shift in focus...
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The objective of this article was the design and validation of an instrument that measures university professors’ assessment conceptions and practices (EPCEP). It was applied in a sample of 237 professors from a traditional regional private university belonging to the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Humanities. The Confirmatory Factor Analys...
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This study reports phenomenographic research which aimed to explore the conceptions of modeling held by mathematics teacher educators. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews conducted face-to-face with fifteen mathematics teacher educators working in three Chilean primary initial teacher education programs. The analysis identified f...
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Un componente clave para mejorar la calidad en la enseñanza se relaciona con los formadores de profesores, quienes implementan las directrices al interior de los programas de formación, especialmente en el diseño, implementación, enseñanza e investigación de la formación docente inicial. Esto cobra relevancia si consideramos que los formadores de p...
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En este artículo se presentan resultados de un estudio sobre la asociación entre las formas de abordar el aprendizaje de estudiantes universitarios y la docencia de sus profesores. Los resultados sugieren que aquellos que abordan el aprendizaje profundamente tienden a presentar percepciones positivas sobre la situación de aprendizaje, y a estar en...
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Teacher educators play an important role as models for the next generation of teachers. Through their teaching practices, they may have a strong impact on the educators teach is the message that student teachers learn within teacher education programs. However, how do teacher educators enact this message with student teachers? Based on the work of...
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En este artículo se presenta un estado del arte sobre el vínculo docencia-investigación en la educación de pregrado. En primer lugar, se presentan sintéticamente los principales resultados de investigación en el área. En esta sección se distinguen tres momentos claves: estudios cuantitativos – realizados en los años 90 – que encontraron que no habí...
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La formación inicial docente se ha transformado en un nudo crítico para las políticas educativas. Uno de los elementos que muestra importantes deficiencias es la desarticulación del conocimiento pedagógico dentro del proceso de aprender a enseñar. En esta reflexión se propone una reconceptualización del conocimiento pedagógico a la luz de cuatro el...
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El docente formador como actor clave en la formación profesorado ha sido escasamente investigado en Latinoamérica, lo que conlleva la ausencia de políticas públicas y poca claridad de su labor. Para contribuir en este debate, se presenta una revisión sistemática de las tendencias encontradas en el estudio de los docentes formadores en Latinoamérica...
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Situated in the context of Chilean teacher educators’ professional development, this chapter focuses on conceptual and pedagogical changes in the process of becoming a teacher educator by examining our individual’s professional paths. This proposal becomes relevant considering that in Chile the educational policy improvements in Chile have mainly f...
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This paper describes the state of the art on the teaching research nexus in undergraduate university programmes. Firstly, the main results of research in the area are synthetically presented. In this section, three key moments are distinguished: Quantitative studies conducted in the 90s that did not found correlation between teaching and research;...
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In Chile, discussion in the field of teacher education has mainly focused on school teachers from both an academic and policy perspective. Therefore, it may be argued that this debate has not considered the key role of university teacher educators in educating future teachers. In addition, international studies show that the career transition from...
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ResumenLa investigación de la docencia universitaria ha sido un campo ampliamente explorado en los países anglosajones pero escasamente abordado y debatido en nuestro país. El presente artículo tiene como propósito contribuir en el debate del fortalecimiento de la docencia universitaria chilena a través de la propuesta de “Scholarship of Teaching”...
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This study investigates the teacher educators’ pedagogical discourse associated with different approaches to teaching proposed in a conceptual model. The research used a mixed methods approach in a sample of teacher educators from four pre-service teacher education programs. Data was collected through two questionnaires and semi-structured in-depth...
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This study reports on part of a mixed method research on teacher educators in Chile, which aimed to explore the main characteristics of the approaches to teaching that teacher educators follow. Consequently, the study proposes a conceptual model with the purpose of understanding the approaches to teaching in teacher education dialogically through p...
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This article reports the main findings of a study aiming to explore the pedagogical discourse hold by educators teaching future teachers. Consequently, the study proposes a conceptual model with the main purpose of understanding the approaches to teaching in teachers' education through pedagogical discourse. Data was collected through semi-structur...
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En este artículo se presentan los resultados del análisis factorial confirmatorio de una versión en español del cuestionario “Enfoques de docencia universitaria” (Approaches to Teaching Inventory, ATI-R). La traducción se realizó usando la técnica del back translation y se aplicó a una muestra multidisciplinaria de 249 profesores universitarios. Lo...
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This article presents the outcomes of a confirmatory factorial analysis carried out with a Spanish version of the Approaches to Teaching Inventory (ATI-R). The translation was conducted using the back translation technique, and it was applied to a multidisciplinary sample of 249 university teachers. Confirmatory factorial analysis showed that a 4-f...
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The objective of this study is to analyze the validity of the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) used to know how students perceive the quality of learning in higher education. The CEQ was translated into Spanish and applied to 325 engineering students at a public university in a metropolitan area of Chile. Descriptive statistics were compiled a...
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This article provides the outcomes from a research about the association between ways to address the learning of undergraduate students and the teaching from their teachers. Results show that those who deeply address their learning tend to have positive perceptions of the learning situation and to participate in courses where the teachers focus on...
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El presente artículo invita a dimensionar el rol que los docentes universitarios desarrollan en la formación de los futuros profesionales. Para ello se proponen dos temas que se consideran prioritarios en esta discusión: a) la redefinición de los docentes como �formadores universitarios�, concibiéndolos como expertos de un campo disciplinar, que co...

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Analizar experiencias y prácticas pedagógicas vinculadas a la muerte en tres establecimientos educativos de la RM que permitan caracterizar, desde la voz de los actores educativos, las principales tensiones y desafíos que plantea esta dimensión de la formación personal de las y los estudiantes en sus primeros años de escolaridad.
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This project aims to explore the relationship between teacher educators’ conceptions of modeling and related teaching practices. By using a multiple case study, data will be collected through quantitative and qualitative techniques in a sample of mathematics and language teacher educators.