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ERIC Number: ED496837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Using Contradictions in a Teaching and Learning Development Project
Goodchild, Simon; Jaworski, Barbara
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, Jul 10-15, 2005), v3 p41-48
Yrjo Engestrom (2001) asserts that contradictions in an activity system create potential for change and development. In this report a large research project aimed at developing mathematics teaching and learning is described and it is shown how Activity Theory can be applied to support understanding and progress. The project is producing evidence of contradictions that it is hoped will have a role in achieving its goals. We use accounts from the early stages of field work to outline some of the contradictions that are being encountered. (Contains 3 notes and 1 figure.) [For complete proceedings, see ED496848.]
Descriptors: Learning Theories
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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