Technical University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
Enhancing language for developing conceptual understanding –
a research journey connecting different research approaches
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 17:15 – 18:30 CET
Typical problems in mathematics education require to pursue several research goals, not only explaining the problem and its underlying mechanisms, but also designing and evaluating instructional approaches for overcoming them. When the problem is complex, various research approaches need to be combined. In this paper, I will summarize several steps from a thirteen-year research journey in order to show how different research approaches were connected to gain deep insights into language-responsive mathematics instruction. On a meta-level, the talk reflects affordances and challenges of connecting different research approaches, since this is a typical value in ERME research discourses.
Linneaus University, Växjö, Sweden
University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
Conceptualizing individual-context relationships in teaching: Developments in research on teachers’ knowledge, beliefs and identity
Thursday 3rd February 2022 17:15 – 18:30 CET
Research on teachers’ knowledge, beliefs and identity have contributed with significant new understandings of their respective fields. However, the frameworks used differ within and across these areas of research. In this paper I track developments in each of them over the last few decades and address the question of how individual-context relationships have been conceptualized. Part of the answer is that the two first fields have primarily drawn on the constructivist inspiration that initially gave rise to them, while identity research has been based on more fundamentally social understandings of human functioning from its beginning. Another part of the answer is that none of the three fields has to any great extent drawn on interactionist approaches. I suggest that doing so may be a fruitful way ahead, if we want to understand the role of the teacher for group life as it emerges in schools and classrooms.
Big Questions in Mathematics Education: A Panel Discussion
Saturday 5th February 2022 16:30 – 18:00 CET
The panel will present and discuss proposals for a research agenda for mathematics education over the next 20 years.