The developing influence of social theories of learning on technology enhanced mathematics classrooms

Year: 2008

Author: Geiger, Vince

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper will document the emergence of a social perspective on teaching and learning mathematics in conjunction with digital technologies by examining the proceedings of events sponsored by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction over the past 20 years. Recent research literature that addresses the role of technology in mediating collaborative learning practices within mathematics classrooms will also be reviewed with particular attention to theoretical frameworks which seek to describe and explain the interactive processes which take place when students work with technology as individuals and when working with teachers and peers.