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What is a group?: Theoretical considerations when researching affordances for multilingual students' mathematical learning
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6099-7426
Linköping University.
2013 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS EDUCATION AND SOCIETY CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2 / [ed] Berger, M; Brodie, K; Frith, V; LeRoux, K, 2013, 431-440 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we outline theoretical and political considerations when researching affordances for multilingual students’ mathematics learning during classroom communication. On one hand we address the difficulties when categorising studentsinto groups in research and how this can be counteractive since it canreinforce stereotypes. On the other hand we address the significance of doing research also concerning groups of students since this can provide understandings that go beyond deficient models regarding students’ language backgrounds. We discussa basis for an analytical framework for a newly started project focusing on a specific aspect of communication between teacher and student, namely assessment (here taken in a broad sense) in mathematics

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2013. 431-440 p.
, Mathematics Education and Society, ISSN 2077-9933
Keyword [en]
group, theoretical, multilingual students, mathematical learning
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Educational Sciences
Research subject
Mathematics Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96732ISI: 000335744500052OAI: diva2:667270
Matematics Education and Society, 7th International conference, 2-7 april 2013, Cape Town, South Africa.


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