Download e-book for kindle: Alternative Theoretical Frameworks for Mathematics Education by Elizabeth de Freitas, Margaret Walshaw

By Elizabeth de Freitas, Margaret Walshaw

ISBN-10: 3319339591

ISBN-13: 9783319339597

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ISBN-13: 9783319339610

This booklet explicates a few of the primary philosophical tenets underpinning key theoretical frameworks, and demonstrates how those tenets tell specific types of study perform in arithmetic schooling learn. We think deep realizing of vital theories from the arts and social sciences is important for doing fine quality learn in schooling. hence, this booklet specializes in six key theoretical assets, unpacking their relevance and alertness to express learn examples. We situate those key theorists inside of a bigger framework bearing on the historical past of proposal extra often, and talk about how competing theories of educating and studying vary when it comes to their philosophical assumptions. In so doing, we provide context and motivation for specific learn equipment, with the time table of supporting researchers think about why specific ways and never others may well paintings for them.

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In addition, the category ‘encouraging mathematical explanation and argumentation in whole-class discussion’ was formed from the amalgam of ‘encouraging mathematical argumentation’ and ‘providing opportunities for students to explain and justify thinking and solutions’. The interview data, along with close inspection of the video data relating to the teacher’s and the students’ actions in the classroom, expanded the categories and provided a validation point for the categories already developed.

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