Different modes in teachers' discussions of students' mathematical texts
2015 (English)In: Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, ISSN 0742-051X, E-ISSN 1879-2480, Vol. 51, 68-76 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The study aims to examine elementary school mathematics teachers' ways of discussing students' mathematical texts. Nineteen teachers were interviewed in groups and asked to discuss 15 texts. The object of study is the teachers' collective discussions, analyzed using a discourse analytic approach. Findings indicate that two different modes are visible in the discussions: a pedagogical mode, connected to the teachers' position as pedagogues and where identification of students' strategies is foregrounded, and an assessment mode, connected to the teachers' position as examiners, in which a deficiency perspective is adopted that views particular features as 'missing' from the texts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 51, 68-76 p.
Mathematical texts, Teachers' assessment practices, Mathematical communication, Elementary teachers
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-52105DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2015.06.002ISI: 000361408900007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84934886818OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-52105DiVA: diva2:968064