Title

An investigation of communicative competence in an upper-secondary class where using graphics calculators was routine

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Education

RAS ID

2390

Comments

This article was originally published as: Forster, P. A., & Taylor, P. C. (2003). An investigation of communicative competence in an upper-secondary class where using graphics calculators was routine. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 52(1), 57-77. Original available here

Abstract

This paper presents an exploration of conversation in a single episode of whole-class work in a Year 12,all girls' Calculus class. The analysis is cast in terms of Habermasian communicative competence, which requires students to evidence critical thinking and the ability to express their views. Favourable learning outcomes in the class are explained by the teacher's mode of questioning, cooperative endeavour by students, the instructional sequence and use of technologies including the graphics calculator. The circumstances of problematic outcomes are also identified.

DOI

10.1023/A:1023676010819

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1023/A:1023676010819