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Title: Viewing learning as complex participation in a community of practice characterized by mathematical inquiry
Authors: Skyhar, Candy
Supervisor: Falkenberg, Thomas (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)
Examining Committee: Mason, Ralph (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) Betts, Paul (University of Winnipeg)
Graduation Date: February 2010
Keywords: community of practice
inquiry
action research
Manitoba
autoethnography
design experiment research
practice
complex
participation
mathematical inquiry
complex participation
design experiments
practitioner research
Applied Mathematics
grade 10
20S
Issue Date: 22-Dec-2009
Abstract: Using elements of design experiment research and autoethnography, this action research project investigated how viewing learning as complex participation in a community of practice characterized by mathematical inquiry impacted my teaching practice in a grade 10 Applied Mathematics class in a rural Manitoba high school. This report of the research project describes and analyzes both my attempts to change my teaching practice by drawing on theories of learning mathematics as complex participation in a community of practice and the changes that resulted from these attempts. The analysis focuses on the characteristics of a community of practice characterized by mathematical inquiry, how I attempted to foster such a community, what challenges I faced when I changed my teaching practice in this way, and how insights from this practitioner research project can inform the teaching of mathematics as well as theorizing about the learning of mathematics.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3834
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