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ERIC Number: EJ1151761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug-10
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Using Valsiner's Zone Theory for Identifying the Forms of Students' Pseudo Responses in Mathematics Teaching Process
Iffah, Jauhara Dian Nurul; Sutawidjaja, Akbar; Sa'dijah, Cholis; Subanji
Educational Research and Reviews, v12 n15 p744-753 Aug 2017
Various methods of teaching had been implemented to create an active and fun teaching process by teachers for students. Teachers' actions during class could lead to different responses from students. However, those actions are not always well accepted by students. Valsiner suggested a theory on a set of teachers' actions for promoting students' response called zone of promotion action (ZPA). The characteristics of the teacher's ZPA were not imbedded, indicating that the students could accept, reject or respond in a pseudo manner. This study aims to identify the forms of promote action which had pseudo responses called teacher's pseudo "promote action" (P-PA). Data were collected by interviewing teachers and students. The teaching process was observed through video recording. The subject of this study was a novice teacher and three students with high, moderate, and low math skills. The result showed that P-PA was dominant on the student with low math skill. This was apparent when she was silent, behaving as if she did not pay any attention to her teacher but she actually got the concept. She partly followed the teacher's instruction, and got answers from her classmates to complete the task, so that it seemed as if she understood the concept that was given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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