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ERIC Number: EJ1016627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Valuing Choice as an Alternative to Fixed-Ability Thinking and Teaching in Primary Mathematics
Milik, Amy; Boylan, Mark
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v55 n1 p161-172 2013
This article offers a personal account of a primary mathematics teacher's current practice and how it developed through participation in a professional development programme. This alternative to fixed-ability teaching is based on creating opportunities for learners to exercise choice and on an understanding of mathematics as connected. Key influences in the development of practice have been research evidence and theory, engagement with mathematics and alternative practices as a learner, and space and encouragement to reflect and make choices as a teacher. The account is structured in the form of a dialogue between the authors.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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