ERIC Number: EJ880128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
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An Empirical Study of Using History as a "Goal"
Jankvist, Uffe Thomas
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v74 n1 p53-74 May 2010
This article discusses an empirical study on the use of history as a goal. A historical module is designed and implemented in a Danish upper secondary class in order to study the students' capabilities at engaging in meta-issue discussions and reflections on mathematics and its history. Based on videos of the implementation, students' hand-in essay assignments, questionnaires, and follow-up interviews, the conditions, sense, and extent to which the students are able to perform such discussions and reflections are analyzed using a described theoretical framework.
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, History, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Video Technology, Interviews, Questionnaires, Essays, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark