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Title: An activity theory analysis of group work in mathematical modelling
Authors: Hernandez-Martinez, Paul
Harth, Helen
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by PME
Citation: HERNANDEZ-MARTINEZ, P. and HARTH, H., 2015. An activity theory analysis of group work in mathematical modelling. IN: Beswick, K., Muir, T. and Wells, J. (eds.) 39th Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference, Hobart, Australia, 13-18th July, pp. 57-64.
Abstract: In this paper we analyse the activity of a group of engineering undergraduate students while working on a mathematical modelling task. Using Cultural-Historical Activity Theory as analytical framework, we focus our attention on their social interactions to understand how these mediate the collective sense making of the group and determine in great part the outcome of the activity. We conclude that a key factor to students’ mathematical learning in collaborative tasks is the quality of peer interactions which stems from students’ competences, such as communicative and inter-personal skills.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19341
Publisher Link: http://www.pme39.com/
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