To choose or not to choose mathematics: voices of students schooling at a gymnasium
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of Norma 11: the sixth Nordic Conference on Mathmatics Education in Reykjavík, May 11.-14. 2011 / [ed] G. H. Gunnarsdóttir, F. Hreinsdóttir, G. Pálsdóttir, M. Hannula, M. Hannula-Sormunen, E. Jablonka, U. T. Jankvist, A. Ryve, P. Valero & K. Wæge, Reykjavík, Iceland: University of Iceland Press, 2012, 267-277 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper portrays voices of students pursuing mathematics at their gymnasium. Obtained through narrative interviews, the students voiced were observed and interacted with through their academic year. The opting out by one of the students from the standard level course for another course less demanding, forms backdrop to voices reported. An attempt is made to look beyond the label of modernity and seek to understand how the learning of mathematics by students is intimately connected to their experience of schooling. An example of close-to-practice research, highlighting tensions and contradictions of classroom practice, is presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reykjavík, Iceland: University of Iceland Press, 2012. 267-277 p.
student voice, schooling, post-modernity, close-to-practice research
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-40352ISBN: 978-9979-54-965-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-40352DiVA: diva2:399392
Norma 11, The sixth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education, May 11th-14th 2011, Reykjavík, Iceland
ProjectsDiscourse in a mathematics classroom at the gymnasium