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ERIC Number: EJ1079277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
Complex Listening: Supporting Students to Listen as Mathematical Sense-Makers
Hintz, Allison; Tyson, Kersti
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v17 n4 p296-326 2015
Participating in reform-oriented mathematical discussion calls on teachers and students to listen to one another in new and different ways. However, listening is an understudied dimension of teaching and learning mathematics. In this analysis, we draw on a sociocultural perspective and a conceptual framing of three types of listening--evaluative, interpretive, and hermeneutic (Davis, 1996, 1997)--in order to interpret the listening interactions in a fourth-grade classroom. Using interaction analysis (Jordan & Henderson, 1995) to pay close attention to how participants responded to one another during a carefully selected lesson segment, findings reveal that these students listened in complex ways with explicit support from their teacher. From this revelatory case, we offer a framework for understanding the teacher's role in supporting complex listening.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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