Curriculum and Instruction | Science and Mathematics Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Detracking and heterogeneous groupwork are two educational practices that have been shown to have promise for affording all students needed learning opportunities to develop mathematical proficiency. However, teachers face significant pedagogical challenges in organizing productive groupwork in these settings. This study offers an analysis of one teacher’s role in creating a classroom system that supported student collaboration within groups in a detracked, heterogeneous geometry classroom. The analysis focuses on four categories of the teacher’s work that created a set of affordances to support within group collaborative practices and links the teacher’s work with principles of complex systems.
Staples, Megan, "Promoting Student Collaboration in a Detracked, Heterogeneous Secondary Mathematics Classroom" (2008). CRME Publications. Paper 2.