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Ulla Runesson
University of the Witwatersrand
80Publications
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to add to the discussion about practitioner research in schools – by addressing mechanisms and systematic strategies based on theory in a research model, which ...
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#1Robert Gunnarsson (Jönköping University)H-Index: 10
#2Ulla Runesson (Jönköping University)H-Index: 11
Last.Per Håkansson (Jönköping University)
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Learning study is an adapted version of lesson study developed in Hong Kong and Sweden. It has commonalities with lesson study but is framed within a specific pedagogical learning theory – variation theory. Central in variation theory is the object of learning and what is critical for students’ learning. Hence, as with lesson study, it is a collective and iterative work where teachers explore how they can make the object of learning available to students, but what characterises learning study is...
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#1Anna-Lena Ekdahl (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 2
#2Hamsa Venkat (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 11
Last.Mike Askew (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 15
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In this article, we present aspects of teaching that draw attention to connections – both within and between examples – in order to explore the potential objects of learning that are brought into being in the classroom space and thus what is made available to learn. Our focus is on exploring differences in teaching over time, in the context of learning study style development activity of additive relation problems in three Grade 3 classes in South Africa. In a context where highly-localised and ...
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#1Camilla BjörklundH-Index: 6
#2Maria AlkhedeH-Index: 1
Last.Ulla RunessonH-Index: 11
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In this paper we describe the empirical and theoretical meaning behind how finger patterns are taught to facilitate the development of preschool children’s perception of the first ten natural numbers. An intervention programme, informed by Variation theory of learning, included 65 five-year-olds and teachers at seven preschool departments in Sweden. The programme aimed at developing teaching activities and artefacts to promote children discerning necessary aspects of the first ten numbers. The d...
#1Ulla RunessonH-Index: 11
#1Ulla Runesson (Jönköping University)H-Index: 11
#2Angelika Kullberg (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 8
Let us imagine two different grade 6 classrooms where the aim of the lesson is the same; to calculate examples such as ¾ of 12 = 9. When introducing this, in one of the classrooms, the teacher demonstrates a method for computing; “divide the integer (12) by the denominator (4) and multiply the quotient (3) by the numerator (3).”
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#1Anna-Lena Ekdahl (Jönköping University)H-Index: 2
#2Hamsa Venkat (Jönköping University)H-Index: 1
Last.Ulla Runesson (Jönköping University)H-Index: 11
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In this article, we present a coding framework based on simultaneity and connections. The coding focuses on microlevel attention to three aspects of simultaneity and connections: between representa ...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss two theoretical frameworks, Pirie and Kieren’s work (Pirie and Kieren, 1994) and variation theory of learning (Marton, 2015) in relation to lesson/learning study and mathematics teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach The point of departure is the article: “Folding back and growing mathematical understanding: a longitudinal study of learning” (Martin and Towers, 2016) where it is demonstrated how Pirie and Kieren’s work (1994) and partic...
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#1Angelika Kullberg (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 8
#2Ulla Runesson (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 11
Last.Johan Häggström (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 2
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Twelve lower secondary schoolteachers in mathematics and science were asked to teach a topic of their choice during a lesson that was video-recorded. We were able to analyse 10 of the cases and we ...
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