Onsdag 20 november 2013, Hopningspunkten 13.15-14.15
Prof. Paul Andrews, Stockholms universitet: The cultural construction of school mathematics and student achievement
Abstract: In this talk I will consider the extent to which school mathematics is a cultural construction. Curricula may be similar, at least as far as their content is concerned, but the underlying expectations and the extent to which systems mandate particular didactics vary considerably. Schools are located in cultural contexts that determine the ways in which they are structured and participants behave. Teachers themselves are, typically, products of the system in which they teach. Consequently their actions tend to be governed by hidden assumptions and beliefs about what constitutes good practice. Students also are conditioned to behave in ways that identify them with their cultural backgrounds. Drawing on a range of sources, but mostly my own research and video-recordings of European mathematics lessons, I will show how mathematics teaching is conceptualised in different cultural contexts and ask the question; can analyses of classroom practice explain students' performance on international tests of achievement like TIMSS and PISA?
Måndag 16 december 2013, Kompakta rummet 15.15-16.15
Ass. Prof. Vince Geiger, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane: TBA
MAI's seminar room Kompakta rummet is located in building B, between entrances 21 and 23, ground floor, corridor A.
Sidansvarig: Christer Bergsten
Senast uppdaterad: 2013-11-21