By Elizabeth de Freitas, Margaret Walshaw
This publication explicates many of the primary philosophical tenets underpinning key theoretical frameworks, and demonstrates how those tenets tell specific sorts of learn perform in arithmetic schooling study. We think deep knowing of important theories from the arts and social sciences is important for doing top of the range examine in schooling. accordingly, this booklet makes a speciality of six key theoretical assets, unpacking their relevance and alertness to express examine examples. We situate those key theorists inside of a bigger framework relating the historical past of idea extra ordinarily, and speak about how competing theories of training and studying fluctuate by way of their philosophical assumptions. In so doing, we provide context and motivation for specific study tools, with the time table of aiding researchers ponder why specific ways and never others may paintings for them.
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S: It’s cancelled. T: Yeah, I usually like to use the word ‘simplify’ rather than ‘cancel’. Okay, so why do they simplify? Because I know as things go, I can cross that off and I can cross that one off. Yes, Rebecca? In particular, she drew out the specific mathematical ideas embedded within students’ methods, shared other methods, clarifying understanding of appropriate mathematical conventions. By reframing student talk in mathematically acceptable language, she provided students with an opportunity to enhance connections between language and conceptual understanding.
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