STEM Education Research Seminar (SERS): An Investigation of the Relationship of Mathematical Tasks and Interactional Sequences During Seatwork (Event Flyer)
Presented by: Ana Serrano, Ph.D.
Elementary and Secondary Education Department, Loyola Marymount University
ECHO Recording of Presentation
To investigate the opportunities for eighth-grade students to communicate their ways of thinking during seatwork, we examined how tasks influenced classroom discourse. The goal was to examine how tasks (a) influenced interactional exchanges between teacher and student(s) during seatwork; and (b) provided opportunities for assistance and learning. The data included five lessons each from Germany, Japan, and the United States that contained at least one seatwork segment. Findings indicated that the more open-ended tasks led to more thought-generating interactions that were characterized by a greater degree of co-participatory organizational structure, struggle, and negotiation.
This talk is part of the STEM Education Research Seminar series. The goal of the series is to provide a forum for faculty working on research related to STEM education to present and discuss their work. All interested welcome.
The STEM Education Research Seminar is organized by Anna Bargagliotti, Ph.D., Mathematics, and Jeff Phillips, Ph.D., Physics. Please contact them directly or via firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
This is a brown-bag seminar - bring your own lunch (microwave available). Water, coffee and cookies provided by CTE.