ERIC Number: EJ460295
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics Tutoring through a Constructivist Lens: The Challenges of Sense-Making.
Arcavi, Abraham; Schoenfeld, Alan H.
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v11 n4 p321-35 Dec 1992
Discusses dilemmas teachers may face when shifting their concept of teaching or tutoring from explaining or telling to a constructivist perspective of facilitating the development of students' knowledge structures. Examines teachers' decisions during a 20-minute segment of dialogue between a student and teacher while studying linear functions. (14 references) (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style, Constructivism (Learning), Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Schemata (Cognition), Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Tutoring
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Describing Tutoring, Describing Teaching.