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ERIC Number: EJ836625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-8
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Diverse Learning Episodes: Naturalistic Observation in an Early Mathematics Classroom
Michaelides, Michalis P.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v7 n1 p455-470 Apr 2009
This applied paper is a report of a naturalistic observation in a mathematics classroom focusing on two second-graders. Following an exploratory visit to understand the setting and develop more specific questions for the study, the purpose of this empirical investigation was to describe the behavior of two children in the particular classroom setting. The two children expressed different patterns of reactions while working on individual activities and in whole class instruction. Field notes on the students' behavior and the classroom environment were collected during visits. Evidence on the strategies the two children used was also recorded. Accounts from the collected observations are briefly presented and interpreted. Conclusions are drawn and further questions are raised. (Contains 2 figures.)
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California