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Title: Students' Experiences of Group Work Revealed Through Mathematics Autobiographies
Authors: Takeuchi, Miwa Aoki
Towers, Jo
Keywords: Learning;Mathematics;Groups;Experience;Collaboration
Issue Date: May-2016
Citation: Takeuchi, M.A., & Towers, J. (2016, May). Students' Experiences of Group Work Revealed Through Mathematics Autobiographies. In M. Takeuchi, A.P. Preciado Babb, & J. Lock. IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation Selected Proceedings. Paper presented at IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation, Calgary, Canada (pg 224-233). Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.
Abstract: Collaboration and collective problem solving have been promoted as essential components of the 21st century skills and can be fostered through group work. Yet we know little about how students are experiencing group work in Canadian mathematics classrooms. Our analysis of Kindergarten to Grade 9 students’ mathematical autobiographies shows that most students perceived group work as a way of offering and/or receiving help for individualized tasks but not necessarily as an opportunity for creative collaboration. Based on our analysis, we discuss the pedagogical implications for designing classrooms that can foster meaningful collaboration.
ISBN: 978-0-88953-390-5
Appears in Collections:IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation

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