ERIC Number: EJ1106733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Fictionalising Experiences-Experiencing through Fiction
Hannula, Markku S.
For the Learning of Mathematics, v23 n3 p31-37 2003
Understanding and reporting students' affective experiences with mathematics is difficult if those experiences do not resonate with personal experiences. Utilising fiction-writing in narrative reporting can be a technique that helps both the researcher and the reader of the research report to immerse themselves in the student's experiential world. In this article, the author explores some methodological justifications for such writing, giving an example of the use of fiction-writing techniques in a narrative account of a student who experiences anxiety in an interaction with her mathematics teacher.
Descriptors: Fiction, Learning Experience, Student Experience, Student Centered Curriculum, Affective Objectives, Research Reports, Writing Strategies, Narration, Teacher Student Relationship, Anxiety, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Education, Grade 9, Interaction Process Analysis, Educational Practices, Case Studies, Interviews, Observation
FLM Publishing Association. 382 Education South, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5, Canada. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://flm.educ.ualberta.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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