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Hur tänker elever?: Elevintervjuer som metod för att kartlägga elevers tankar kring matematikundervisning
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During my time as a student of education I have learnt that it is my responsibility, as a teacher, to adjust the ways in which I teach to the needs, abilities, experiences, and thoughts of each individual child. What I have not yet gained much knowledge on is how to go about finding the children’s thoughts.

In this thesis I investigate the interview as a method of finding out how sixth graders think about their mathematics education. Four children were interviewed. In addition to these inter-views, as a means of giving a broader perspective to and a greater understanding of the chil-dren’s answers, one math lesson was filmed and the math teacher was interview on two sepa-rate occasions.

What I found was that a number of factors seemed to influence the children’s thoughts and answers, and that their answers were most likely not always a mirror of their thoughts. From this follows that we, as teachers, must be careful and not assume that we know about a child’s thoughts when, in fact, what we know is what the child chooses to communicate about his or her thoughts. I also found that the children seemed unaccustomed to speaking about mathe-matics in the way that I wanted them to. One reason for this seemed to be the way in which their teacher organized the lessons.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lärarutbildningen , 2006. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
children and mathematics, mathematical thinking, child interviews, metacognition
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-843OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-843DiVA: diva2:16562
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Available from: 2006-08-07 Created: 2006-08-07

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