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ERIC Number: EJ1020782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Challenges of Teaching Mathematics within the Frame of a Story - A Case Study
Björklund, Camilla; Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid
Early Child Development and Care, v183 n9 p1339-1354 2013
This article will focus on early childhood education and pedagogy in the new millennium. The context is Sweden and Swedish preschool, where a change in the school law a few years ago also resulted in a revision of the preschool curriculum. "Teaching" is one of the new notions that has not previously been used in the preschool context. In this empirical article, we will look specifically at what happens in a teaching situation where the teacher has an intended object of learning and manages to involve all five children in an active dialogue about the mathematical notions of half and whole. From the analysis, we discern three features important in the teacher's use of a story as a basis for teaching children: (1) shared attention, (2) reasoning about meaning, and (3) creating a demarcated space for learning a specific content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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