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Educating awareness: Using variation theory in task design

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Researchers claim that implementing highly demanding cognitive tasks helps students improve their mathematical thinking, which is critical for a deep understanding of mathematics (Stein et al., 1996; Charalambous, 2010). In this action research, I investigate how participation in a professional development program on variation theory increases teachers’ awareness about the cognitive demands of the tasks they use in class. This study’s data were collected from various sources: classroom observ...

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SSD
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Education
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Type of award:
MSc taught course
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2021-03-16

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