ERIC Number: EJ789373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
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Studying the Classroom Implementation of Tasks: High-Level Mathematical Tasks Embedded in "Real-Life" Contexts
Stylianides, Andreas J.; Stylianides, Gabriel J.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n4 p859-875 May 2008
Mathematical tasks embedded in real-life contexts have received increased attention by educators, in part due to the considerable levels of student engagement often triggered by their motivational features. Nevertheless, it is often challenging for teachers to implement high-level (i.e., cognitively demanding), real-life tasks in ways that exploit their motivational features without overshadowing the mathematics involved. This paper proposes an analytic framework for describing and explaining the classroom implementation of different kinds of tasks, and uses this framework to analyse a classroom episode where a secondary teacher implemented with low fidelity a high-level, real-life mathematical task. Implications for research are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Education, Models, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Task Analysis
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