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Parallel analyses of collaborative mathematics problem solving in a laboratory classroom setting

Man Ching Esther Chan, Ewa Bergqvist (ed.), Magnus Österholm (ed.), Carina Granberg (ed.), Lovisa Sumpter (ed.)

International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education | Published : 2018


Learning in social settings such as the mathematics classroom involves complex processes combining cognitive, affective and social elements. The Social Unit of Learning project is an international collaborative project that aims to understand learning as a social phenomenon and, particularly, how it occurs in the mathematics classroom. Collaborative problem solving is used as a way to create situations whereby students have to negotiate meaning overtly in a social setting. Using advanced video technology and purposefully designed classroom activities, the data collected for the project offer the opportunity for structured, rigorous, fine grained investigation of the social aspects of collabo..

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