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A study into the effects of a Social Collaborative Learning Strategy to Enhance Student Engagement with Mathematics

Lambert, Jonathan, Crowe, Brigina and Goldrick, Michael (2011) A study into the effects of a Social Collaborative Learning Strategy to Enhance Student Engagement with Mathematics. In: ‘Supporting Students in Transition’, CSSI 13th Biannual Conference, 15-16 June 2011, National College of Ireland, Dublin. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The challenges that we face in relation to engaging the student with mathematics have been well documented over the past number of years and have been highlighted in the many reports on the way forward with regard the development of Ireland’s knowledge economy. These reports have highlighted that the skills requirement of students, transitioning from second level to third level, are under developed with regard mathematical problem solving and that a paradigm shift is required in relation to the way we teach and engage students with mathematics.

In this paper we present an initiative that attempts to address the issue of student engagement with mathematics through the use of a collaborative learning strategy. In particular we present an overview of a social collaborative approach to student engagement with mathematics through small group peer to peer learning. This approach requires that the student take responsibility for their own learning and drive the direction of this learning which is facilitated and scaffolded by student mentors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract only. Full text not available from this repository.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Early Learning Initiative Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 15:15
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 11:59
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1138

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