Differentiated Success: Combining Theories to Explain Learning

Robyn JORGENSEN, Kevin Larkin

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Abstract

This paper explores the value of different paradigms to explain dispositions towards mathematics among primary school students from different social backgrounds. As part of a larger project designed to elicit students’ thinking and attitudes towards mathematics, we seek to develop an explanatory model for the socially-differentiated outcomes in students’ responses. The three paradigms – psychology, sociology and post-modernism – form the basis of the paper where the data we collected from three geographically close but socially different schools were analysed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics education in the margins: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsM Marsham, V Geiger, A Bennison
Place of PublicationSunshine Coast
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages325-332
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781920846282
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics Education in the Margins: Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA 2015 - Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 13 Jul 201518 Jul 2015
https://merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2015_MERGA_CP.aspx

Conference

Conference38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics Education in the Margins
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2015
CountryAustralia
CitySunshine Coast
Period13/07/1518/07/15
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