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ERIC Number: EJ1085887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1442-3901
Practice-Based Inservice Teacher Education: Generating Local Theory about the Pedagogy of Group Work
Higgins, Joanna; Eden, Raewyn
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, v17 n2 p84-97 2015
Developing local theories about what best works for Maori students is of critical importance to Aotearoa New Zealand. This discussion paper focuses on grouping as arranging for learning, by examining multiple ways in which grouping as pedagogy appears in practice settings and associated literature. We take the stance of interpretive bricoleurs to generate understandings of group work in light of a new moment in New Zealand's pedagogical history, that of practice-based teacher education. We explore three examples of local theory cogenerated in English-medium education settings with predominantly Maori learners. We identify the emergence of an expanded set of practices that illuminate multiple internal contradictions within government, school-based, and practice-based discourses about group work as arranging for learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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