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ERIC Number: EJ868396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1382-3892
Investigating the Role of Context in Experimental Research Involving the Use of Digital Media for the Learning of Mathematics: Boundary Objects as Vehicles for Integration
Kynigos, Chronis; Psycharis, Giorgos
International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning, v14 n3 p265-298 Oct 2009
The paper describes a study of the contexts of six teams, expert in research and development of digital media for learning mathematics, who cross-experimented in classrooms with the use of each other's artefacts. Contextual issues regarding the designed tasks and technologies, the socio-systemic milieu and the ways in which the researchers worked with the teachers were in focus. We analysed the ways in which a set of mutually constructed and negotiated questions aiming to illuminate otherwise tacit contextual issues operated as boundary objects amongst the teams. We discuss the need to develop special tools such as these boundary objects in order to elicit issues of context and the ways they may affect the production of theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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