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Explaining as Mathematical Discursive Practices of Navigating Through Different Epistemic Fields

  • Kirstin Erath
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Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)

Abstract

This chapter introduces a conceptualisation of explaining as mathematical discursive practices of navigating through different epistemic fields and uses this framework for analysing collective explanations in whole-class discussions. The framework coordinates Interactional Discourse Analysis from linguistics with interactionist and epistemological perspectives from mathematics education. After outlining the main ideas of the three perspectives on explaining, I describe how the notion of practices functionally links theories from linguistics and mathematics education. Furthermore, I show how the conceptualisation simultaneously highlights the interactive nature of explaining processes while also keeping the mathematical content in focus. Finally, I outline the method of identifying explaining practices in transcribed video data.

Keywords

Practice Discourse Explaining Epistemological perspective Participation 

Notes

Grant Information

The research project INTERPASS (Interactive procedures for establishing matches and divergences in linguistic and microcultural practices) is funded by the German ministry BMBF (grant 01JC1112, grant holder S. Prediger). I have conducted it under the guidance of Susanne Prediger and Uta Quasthoff, together with Anna-Marietha Vogler and Vivien Heller.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TU Dortmund UniversityDortmundGermany

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