Questioning techniques used by Foundation Phase Education students teaching mathematical problem-solving

South African Journal of Childhood Education

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Title Questioning techniques used by Foundation Phase Education students teaching mathematical problem-solving
Creator Steyn, Gina Adendorff, Stanley A.
Subject Communication in Foundation Phase math class Foundation Phase; mathematical problem-solving; questioning skills; pre-service teacher education; questioning practice; stimulating questions Didactics
Description Background: Developing the questioning skills of Foundation Phase Education students when teaching mathematical problem-solving is often a neglected area of student curricula.Aim: This gap in mathematics programme is the focus of this study. Three main components were identified: presentation of mathematical problem-solving, the role of the Foundation Phase Education student in shared action and the questioning practice of the pre-service teacher.Setting: This study is embedded in an amalgamated theoretical framework of three theories: relational theory, hermeneutical theory of Davis and the revised taxonomy of Bloom. This qualitative, interpretive study was conducted in a grade 1 class. Seven Foundation Phase pre-service students were purposively selected to participate in the study.Methods: Triangulation of a multitude of research instruments ensured verification of data. The case study consisted mainly of the observation and analysis of six lessons. The framework of Tesch was used to interpret the data.Results: An outcome of the case study is a concise description of the use of questioning when teaching mathematical problem solving. Students in the selected sample generally struggled to ask questions and expressed the need for skills training.Conclusion: The student participants seemed unsure of how to use questioning skills optimally to elicit useful responses from their learners. Recommendations are made for enabling Foundation Phase students to learn the necessary skills to ask questions effectively in the problem solving segment of the curriculum.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-02-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — qualitative - narrative
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajce.v10i1.564
Source South African Journal of Childhood Education; Vol 10, No 1 (2020); 9 pages 2223-7682 2223-7674
Language eng
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Coverage — — Communication in the math class: questioning
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