Title

The Evolution of One Teacher's Interactions with Students Working in Small Groups to Improve Their Communication, Self-Regulating and Problem-Solving Skills

Date of Award

2009

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

College/School

College of Science and Mathematics

Department/Program

Mathematical Sciences

Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair

Mika Munakata

Committee Member

Kenneth Wolff

Committee Member

Kathryn Herr

Subject(s)

Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary)—New Jersey, Group work in education

Abstract

This study examines effective ways for teachers to interact with students when they are working collaboratively. Through prolonged daily engagement with one class of students working in groups, the nature and experience of one teacher's interventions are documented using practitioner action research. Specifically, small-group dynamics and teacher interventions are recorded, analyzed, and then modified throughout the research process ultimately indicating interventions that promote student communication in the mathematics classroom.

Comments

Print version available at Sprague Library.

Full text available at ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

File Format

PDF

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