Research forum: Rituals and explorations in mathematical teaching and learning

Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim, Jill Adler, Irit Lavie, Talli Nachlieli, Michal Tabach, Sally-Ann Robertson, Mellony Graven, Olov Viirman

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION The discourse of mathematics education research is replete with conceptual dyads such as “procedural vs. conceptual”, “individual vs. social”, “extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation” and “mathematical dis/ability”. To these well-known dyads, a relatively new conceptual pair was introduced a decade ago: ritual vs. exploration. Originally, this pair has been conceived by Sfard (2008) as types of routines. Ritual routines were defined as routines "whose goal (closing condition) is alignment with others and social approval" (p. 301) while exploration routines were defined as routines "whose goal(closing condition) is production of an endorsed narrative" (p. 298). Later works, drawing on Sfard, defined ritual participation as mathematical performance for the sake of connecting with others or “people pleasing” (Heyd-Metzuyanim & Graven, 2016).In a PME Working Sessions in 2016, we examined the affordances and limitations of this dyad, and began asking questions about its connection with other prevalent dyads in the field. Recently, a special issue (SI) (Heyd-Metzuyanim & Graven, 2019) emerged from these discussions. The current Research Forum is intended to bring back to the PME community the product of this SI so as to spur further discussion and research around this dyad. (...)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
EditorsMellony Graven, Hamsa Venkat, Anthony A Essien, Pamela Vale
Place of PublicationPretoria, South Africa
PublisherPME
Pages137-164
Number of pages28
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9780639821511
ISBN (Print)9780639821504
StatePublished - 2019
Event43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education - Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 7 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
http://www.igpme.org/publications/current-proceedings/

Conference

Conference43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityPretoria
Period7/07/1912/07/19
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