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Students' views of learning mathematics in collaborative small groups

Edwards, Julie-Ann and Jones, Keith (1999) Students' views of learning mathematics in collaborative small groups In Proceedings 23rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME23). PME., pp. 281-288.

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Abstract

Approaches to mathematics teaching which offer an alternative to stating facts and demonstrating procedures have been criticised for undermining the base for teachers’ sense of their own effectiveness. Data from an ethnographic study of the classroom practice of an experienced teacher of mathematics who has developed an inclusive (or emancipatory) pedagogic approach indicate that while establishing collaborative groups in the classroom may take some time, students across the attainment range come to appreciate the effectiveness and efficiency of working in such a way. This is in some contrast to research findings about using cooperative groups, a quite different method of teaching. Such findings may support other teachers of mathematics developing an alternative pedagogic approach.

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Published date: July 1999
Venue - Dates: 23rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME23), Israel, 1999-07-25 - 1999-07-30
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, learning, teaching, mathematics, math, maths, small group, groups discussion, collaborative, collaboration, groupwork, skills, peer talk, talk, cooperative, cooperation
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 41273
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41273
PURE UUID: 6914282d-3466-43dc-bdc1-0827f81d1c46
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 16 Aug 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:31

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