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ERIC Number: ED520855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Becoming More Numerate: The Journey of Tania
Galligan, Linda
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Jul 3-7, 2010)
This is the academic numeracy journey of Tania, who participated in a research study that investigated the academic numeracy skills of nursing students. Tania is a mature aged woman, and her story represents many of such mature aged students as they journey into a largely unknown university culture. The data for this research came from student assignments, surveys, interview transcripts, emails and screencasts. To see the development in Tania's numeracy, this paper utilises the micro- and macrogenetic models from Valsiner, and his approach to dialogic self. We see Tania in different I-positions in particular of becoming a university student, becoming a nursing student and becoming numerate i.e. as being able to use mathematics confidently and competently in a nursing context. (Contains 4 figures.) [For the complete proceedings, "Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia, July 3-7, 2010)," see ED520764.]
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: sales@merga.net.au; Web site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia