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Personalised learning with mobile technologies in mathematics: An exploration of classroom practice


Willacy, H and West, A and Murphy, C and Calder, N, Personalised learning with mobile technologies in mathematics: An exploration of classroom practice, Teachers and Curriulum, 17, (2) pp. 77-84. ISSN 2382-0349 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.15663/tandc.v17i2.173


Personalised learning is generally understood to be of benefit to studentsí learning. In addition, the flexible nature of mobile technologies (MTs) and the variety of available apps are seen to respond to the needs of individual students, and hence have the potential to support personalised learning. This paper reports on an aspect of a larger research project that investigated the use of mobile technologies in primary mathematics classrooms. Personalised learning was determined as one theme that emanated from the teachersí and studentsí use of MTs, and this paper aims to investigate how personalised learning was evidenced within the practice of three teachers. Video data of classroom practice were used to analyse the use of MTs within the theme of personalised learning. Four pathways to personalised learning emerged, enabling a more practical understanding of different types of personalisation afforded by MTs.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:personalised learning, mobile technologies, primary mathematics
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Murphy, C (Dr Carol Murphy)
ID Code:123755
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-01-24
Last Modified:2018-06-28
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