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ERIC Number: ED511590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-1
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Intentional Experiences: Teaching|Learning Mathematics with Young Children
McGarvey, Lynn M.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
A recent emphasis on mathematics learning in the preschool years has sparked a flurry of research in children's thinking; yet, the same attention has not been paid to teaching mathematics in preschools. This paper examines the reciprocal relationship of teaching|learning mathematics with young children and attempts to move discussions beyond teacher as facilitator or director and learner as explorer or incompetent/incomplete receiver. Through an analysis and discussion of excerpts from two adult/child interactions (one of whom is the researcher), I attend to intentional experiences of teaching and learning through an enactive lens. What is revealed is the shared responsibility for intentional (teaching) acts to disclose intentional (mathematical) objects such that the experiences expand possibilities for acting in a mathematical space. (Contains 11 figures and 1 footnote.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A