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The dialectical relationship between theory and practice in the design of an after-school mathematics club


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Title The dialectical relationship between theory and practice in the design of an after-school mathematics club
Creator Stott, Debbie Graven, Mellony
Subject Education; Mathematics Education After school clubs; Numeracy; Zone of proximal development; Acquisition and participation metaphors; Zone theory
Description In this article we describe the design process for an after-school Grade 3 mathematics club, based on our experiences running a pilot club in a 2011 research and development project. Working from a sociocultural perspective, we show the progression from an initial multifaceted design to a much simpler, more learner-centred design that speaks directly to our research foci and one which is based on empirical evidence. Our experiences have brought to light the entwined and dialectical nature of the data collection and design processes and the significance of the post-club reflection sessions as a powerful data collection instrument for planning the club sessions. Furthermore, we identify and shape the zone of proximal development for the purposes of our club as the critical design concept for each club session for each learner.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor FirstRand Foundation (with the RMB), Anglo American Chairman’s fund, the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation
Date 2013-06-14
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Interpretive paradigm; Qualitative case study; Individual interviews and whole club oral interviews
Format text/html application/octet-stream text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v34i1.174
Source Pythagoras; Vol 34, No 1 (2013); 10 pages 2223-7895 1012-2346
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa August to November 2011 8–10-year olds; Mixed gender; African and Coloured
Rights Copyright (c) 2013 Debbie Stott, Mellony Graven