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ERIC Number: EJ1090396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1479-4802
Engaging Students with Pre-Recorded "Live" Reflections on Problem-Solving with "Livescribe" Pens
Hickman, Mike
Research in Mathematics Education, v15 n2 p195-196 2013
This pilot study, involving PGCE primary student teachers, applies "Livescribe" pen technology to facilitate individual and group reflection on collaborative mathematical problem solving (Hickman 2011). The research question was: How does thinking aloud, supported by digital audio recording, support student teachers' understanding of problem solving? This was informed in part by Mercer's (1995) consideration of the value of "exploratory" contributions to dialogue. The study ultimately aims to encourage student teachers to reflect critically on their own problem solving; it may both inform and enhance the later design of learning situations in school. To this end, groups of six students were recorded thinking aloud whilst solving problems taken from primary mathematics materials. A think-aloud protocol (T-AP), informed by the work of Ericsson and Simon (1993) and a follow-up stimulated recall interview (SRI) were employed to capture these reflections. While the pilot does not yet identify whether "reliving" their problem solving will allow student teachers to take forward effective problem solving strategies into their own practice, the "Livescribe"-connected annotations and audio have arguably made beneficial problem solving strategies more apparent to participants than T-AP alone. This will be explored further in future iterations of the work as participants are followed into their own classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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