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ERIC Number: EJ868801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
A Mathematics-Science Community of Practice: Reconceptualising Transfer in Terms of Crossing Boundaries
Frade, Cristina; Winbourne, Peter; Braga, Selma Moura
For the Learning of Mathematics, v29 n2 p14-22 2009
We offer a theoretical contribution to the discussion of transfer from a situated point of view. We reconceptualise what, within the school context, might be thought of in Bernstein's terms as the transfer of knowledge between two insulated vertical discourses. We describe an interdisciplinary project carried out by secondary mathematics and science teachers, and present two accounts of learning episodes to illustrate and amplify our ideas. We conclude with some discussion of how we might plan to develop interdisciplinary work using ideas of community of practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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