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    Decision Points in Mathematics Lectures

    O'Shea, Ann and Breen, Sinead and Meehan, Maria (2017) Decision Points in Mathematics Lectures. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. ISSN 1470-3297

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    We report on a study of decision-making in mathematics lectures. The data comes from accounts of classroom incidents written over two academic years by three university mathematics lecturers who set out to reflect on, and improve, their practice by collectively engaging in a professional development project using Mason’s (2002) Discipline of Noticing. The accounts were analysed to locate decision points during lectures. We report on a classification of these decision points and give examples. We found that 72% of the decision points that occurred were student-focussed while the remainder focussed on the practice of teaching. The professional development implications of our study will be discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Discipline of Noticing; decision points; professional development; reflection; university mathematics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 16072
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    Depositing User: Dr. Ann O'Shea
    Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 15:23
    Journal or Publication Title: Innovations in Education and Teaching International
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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