Magnus Österholm
Publication

Publications 
 
CV 
 
Research 
See me on Academia.edu
See me on Google Scholar
See me on Research Gate

Go back

 

Title:Objectification of upper-secondary teachers’ verbal discourse in relation to symbolic expressions
Type:Article in The Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Fulltext: Available on the webpage of the journal; direct link (limited access)
 Author version available, pdf-document
 
Abstract:
Research literature points to the importance of objectification when learning mathematics, and thereby in the discourse of mathematics. To increase the field’s understanding of aspects and degrees of objectification in various mathematical discourses, our study uses the combination of two sub-processes of objectification in order to analyse upper-secondary teachers’ word use in relation to any type of mathematical symbols. Our results show that the verbal discourse around symbols is very objectified. This can put high demands on students understanding of their teacher, since it might be needed that the students have reached a certain degree of objectification in their own thinking in order to be able to participate in a more objectified discourse. The results also show that there exist patterns in the variation of the degree of objectification, in particular that the discourse tends to be more objectified when more familiar symbols are used. This exploratory study also reveals several phenomena that could be the focus of more in-depth analyses in future studies.
linje linje linje
Magnus Österholm
Main page
Publications
CV
Research

Umeå University
Umeå School of Education
Faculty of Science and
Technology

Department of Science
and Mathematics Education

Umeå Mathematics
Education Research Centre


Mid Sweden University
Faculty of Science,
Technology and Media

Department of Mathematics
and Science Education


Monash University
Faculty of Education
Inclusive Mathematics
Education Research Group


Linköping University
The Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematics


 
 

Linje
Contact for this page: magnus.osterholm@umu.se

 

See me on Academia.edu
See me on Google Scholar
See me on Research Gate