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Rheingold, Alison; Seaman, Jayson – Dialogic Pedagogy, 2017
In this paper we discuss how the products of student work during long-term, interdisciplinary curricular units at King Middle School, a grades 6-8 public school in Portland, Maine, through their aesthetic qualities, transformed people's understanding of what children were capable of. We argue that, to effectively understand student work of this…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Middle School Students, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Sinclair, Nathalie – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2001
The aesthetic dimension plays a central role in determining what mathematics proves personally and epistemologically relevant to children. Presents an example of a learning environment that attempts to explore this dimension and describes a small study that examined the responses of middle school students to this environment. (Contains 27…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Educational Environment, Mathematics Education, Middle Schools