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Pointing to ‘that’: Deixis and shared intentionality in young children’s collaborative group work


Murphy, C, Pointing to that': Deixis and shared intentionality in young children's collaborative group work, For the Learning of Mathematics, 34, (3) pp. 25-30. ISSN 0228-0671 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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I have had an interest in children's mathematical learning in collaborative group work since my career as an elementary school teacher and later as a researcher into the development of exploratory talk. Following ideas from exploratory talk studies (e.g., Mercer, Wegerif & Dawes, 1999), I have worked with teachers in encouraging young children to engage critically and constructively in solving mathematical problems. Research has suggested that exploratory talk impacts positively on achievement in mathematics (Mercer & Sams, 2006), but I was still keen to explore the relationship between learning and talk, particularly with young children.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mathematics, exploratory talk, collaboration
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Murphy, C (Dr Carol Murphy)
ID Code:121587
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-10-04
Last Modified:2017-11-07

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