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ERIC Number: EJ796782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0732-3123
Argumentation and Participation in the Primary Mathematics Classroom: Two Episodes and Related Theoretical Abductions
Krummheuer, Gotz
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v26 n1 p60-82 2007
The main assumption of this article is that learning mathematics depends on the student's participation in processes of collective argumentation. On the empirical level, such processes will be analyzed with Toulmin's theory of argumentation and Goffman's idea of decomposition of the speaker's role. On the theoretical level, different statuses of participation in processes of argumentation will be considered. By means of the method of comparative analysis, different grades of autonomy according to the interactional contribution of a student can be reconstructed. The paper finishes with remarks about consequences for improving mathematics teaching in schools and mathematics teacher education at university level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Primary Education
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Language: English
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