Becoming more numerate: the journey of Tania

Galligan, Linda (2010) Becoming more numerate: the journey of Tania. In: 33rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA33), 3-7 Jul 2010, Fremantle, Western Australia.

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Abstract

This is the academic numeracy journey of Tania, who participated in a research study that investigated the academic numeracy skills of nursing students. Tania is a mature aged woman, and her story represents many of such mature aged students as they journey into a largely unknown university culture. The data for this research came from student assignments, surveys, interview transcripts, emails and screencasts. To see the development in Tania‘s numeracy, this paper utilises the micro- and macrogenetic models from Valsiner, and his approach to dialogic self, We see Tania in different I-positions in particular of becoming a university student, becoming a nursing student and becoming numerate i.e. as being able to use mathematics confidently and competently in a nursing context.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Ms Linda Galligan
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2010 11:59
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: numeracy, university, nursing training
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8365

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