Perspectives on technology mediated learning in secondary school mathematics classrooms

Goos, Merrilyn, Galbraith, Peter, Renshaw, Peter and Geiger, Vince (2003) Perspectives on technology mediated learning in secondary school mathematics classrooms. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 22 1: 73-89. doi:10.1016/S0732-3123(03)00005-1

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Author Goos, Merrilyn
Galbraith, Peter
Renshaw, Peter
Geiger, Vince
Title Perspectives on technology mediated learning in secondary school mathematics classrooms
Journal name Journal of Mathematical Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0732-3123
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0732-3123(03)00005-1
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 73
End page 89
Total pages 17
Editor C. Maher
R. Speiser
Publisher Elsevier Science
Language eng
Subject 330107 Educational Technology and Media
330202 Curriculum Studies - Mathematics Education
330101 Educational Psychology
Abstract The introduction of technology resources into mathematics classrooms promises to create opportunities for enhancing students' learning through active engagement with mathematical ideas; however, little consideration has been given to the pedagogical implications of technology as a mediator of mathematics learning. This paper draws on data from a three year longitudinal study of senior secondary school classrooms to examine pedagogical issues in using technology in mathematics teaching where technology includes not only computers and graphics calculators but also projection devices that allow screen output to be viewed by the whole class. We theorise and illustrate four roles for technology in relation to such teaching and learning interactions: master, servant, partner, and extension of self. Our research shows how technology can facilitate collaborative inquiry, during both small group interactions and whole class discussions where students use the computer or calculator and screen projection to share and test their mathematical understanding.
Keyword mathematics education
educational technology
secondary school classrooms
computers in education
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