A1 Journal article (refereed)
Student participation in peer interaction : use of material resources as a key consideration in an open-ended problem-solving mathematics task (2021)


Moate, J., Kuntze, S., & Chan, M. C. E. (2021). Student participation in peer interaction : use of material resources as a key consideration in an open-ended problem-solving mathematics task. LUMAT, 9(1), 29-55. https://doi.org/10.31129/lumat.9.1.1470


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Moate, Josephine; Kuntze, Sebastian; Chan, Man Ching Esther

Journal or series: LUMAT

eISSN: 2323-7112

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 9

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 29-55

Publisher: LUMA Centre Finland

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31129/lumat.9.1.1470

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73937


Abstract

This study explores how students deal with material resources in their peer interaction when working in pairs in an open-ended problem-solving task. The productive use of material resources can be expected to support successful peer work. However, research into social phenomena in peer interaction is needed in order to identify and describe productive and less productive forms of dealing with material resources as students participate in open-ended problem-solving tasks. Consequently, this explorative study responds to this research need. Based on multimodal data, including video recordings, transcribed talk and the written contributions from four pairs of Year 7 students aged 12-13 years, the analysis focuses on different ways in which students deal with material resources while negotiating their participation as they respond to the task. The findings indicate that aspects of participation are a key factor for describing productive and less productive ways of dealing with material resources by the student pairs. Foregrounding aspects of participation for an increased awareness of potential obstacles to student-centred work is among this study’s contributions for classroom practice and theory development.


Keywords: upper comprehensive school; mathematics; problem solving; peer learning; pair work

Free keywords: material resources; video study; participation; student pairs; open-ended problem-solving task


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1


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