Two small stories about self and world at grades four and five: informing close-to-practice research of mathematics classrooms
2012 (English)In: Responsible Research: Papers from the Fourth Qualitative Research Conference / [ed] Petri Salo, Åbo: Åbo Akademi University, The Faculty of Education , 2012, 34-44 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper deliberates upon two small stories offered by Sara and Eva at a grade 4-6 Swedish school. The two narratives allow research to examine the notion of students' subjectivity within teaching-learning of mathematics and schooling more broadly. Offered as talk-in-interaction these are analysed with respect to what Sara and Eva did with their talk, as well as the nature of self that either was able to accomplish. There is opportunity to examine the role played by these stories in mediating the lived world and told world that either experienced. While Sara examined writing in story books, Eva examined babysitting her siblings. The positioning of either as social beings in their contextual tellings, informs agency and actions of either in their respective lives. Such analysis informs research about students' identity or their who in addition to the how of their participation, vital to initiating any educational action.
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Åbo: Åbo Akademi University, The Faculty of Education , 2012. 34-44 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-53538ISBN: 978-952-12-2794-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-53538DiVA: diva2:513198
The Fourth Qualitative Research Conference (QRC), 6-7 June 2012, Åbo Akademi University, Finland