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ERIC Number: ED500873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Studying and Capturing the Complexity of Practice--The Case of the "Dance of Agency"
Boaler, Jo
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v1 p3-16
In this paper I will explore three contrasting teaching and learning environments, including one in which students engage in a "dance of agency". I will move from a consideration of classroom practices to a contention that our work as researchers of mathematics education should pay more attention to teaching practices. Further, that understanding and capturing teaching practices will help researchers to cross traditional and elusive divides between research and practice. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500857.]
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A