LANGUAGE MEDIATING LEARNING: THE FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE IN MEDIATING AND SHAPING THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCES OF STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND RESEARCHERS

David Clarke, Javier Díez-Palomar, Markku Hannula, Man Ching Esther Chan, Carmel Mesiti, Jarmila Novotna, Iva Žlábková, Cao Yiming, Yu Guowen, Hilary Hollingsworth, Katherine Roan, Dan Jazby, Laura Tuohilampi, Tracy Dobie

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    This Research Forum addresses theoretical, methodological and practical issues
    associated with language use and the mathematics classroom. All forum components have the function of language as their central and cohering theme, but address different forms of language use within that overarching theme. Language as communicative exchange provides the vehicle for the social construction of knowledge in mathematics classrooms. Language as discourse prescribes the limits of acceptable speech (Butler, 1997), both within the mathematics classroom and among the community of mathematics teachers when discussing the mathematics classroom. Within classroom discourse, different types of talk can be identified, characterised and their function in the learning process investigated. Language also functions as the medium by which the academic community analyse and theorise the phenomena for which the mathematics classroom is the setting. While these functions of language may
    appear quite distinct, it is our suggestion that they are profoundly intertwined: the language by which teachers shape the practices they orchestrate reflects culturalhistorical origins that also sets bounds on researchers’ capacity to articulate theory concerning those practices. The Research Forum purposefully combines a variety of cultural and theoretical perspectives in order to interrogate the role of language.
    Originalspråkengelska
    Titel på gästpublikationProceedings of the 40th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education : PME40, Szeged, Hungary, 3–7 August, 2016
    RedaktörerCsaba Csíkos, Attila Rausch, Judit Szitányi
    Antal sidor26
    VolymVolume 1
    UtgivningsortSzegrd, Hungary
    FörlagThe International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
    Utgivningsdatum2016
    Sidor349-374
    ISBN (tryckt)978-1-365-45506-3
    StatusPublicerad - 2016
    MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
    EvenemangConference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education - Szeged, Ungern
    Varaktighet: 3 aug 20167 aug 2016
    Konferensnummer: 40 (PME)

    Publikationsserier

    NamnProceedings of the International Conference for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
    Volym2016
    ISSN (tryckt)0771-100X

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