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von Duyke, Katherine; Matusov, Eugene – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2016
In an innovative, progressive school, students were asked to solve a fairly routine mathematical problem using real money in a "real-world" scenario. Even though the school values students' ideas, the reaction of the teacher to one student's alternative modelling of the problem suggests that he was expecting a particular answer to be…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Constructivism (Learning), Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Dixon-Román, Ezekiel; Gomez, Wilfredo – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2012
Cuba finds itself at the centre of various discourses yet again, as publications such as "The Economist" and others debate the future of Cuban culture and society. While issues of economics, ideology and politics are fertile ground for discussion, they do not encompass the totality of such a conversation. The authors argue that critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Youth, Popular Culture