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dc.contributor.authorEwing, Bronwynen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Cooper, Thomsaen_US
dc.contributor.authorR. Baturo, Annetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorSun, Huayuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:11:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:11:51Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-07T06:57:04Z
dc.identifier.issn13260111en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38928
dc.description.abstractA one-year mathematics project that focused on measurement was conducted with six Torres Strait Islander schools and communities. Its key focus was to contextualise the teaching and learning of measurement within the students' culture, communities and home languages. Six teachers and two teacher aides participated in the project. This paper reports on the findings from the teachers' and teacher aides' survey questionnaire used in the first Professional Development session to identify: a) teachers' experience of teaching in the Torres Strait Islands, b) teachers' beliefs about effective ways to teach Torres Strait Islander students, and c) contexualising measurement within Torres Strait Islander culture, communities and home languages. A wide range of differing levels of knowledge and understanding about how to contextualise measurement to support student learning were identified and analysed. For example, an Indigenous teacher claimed that mathematics and the environment are relational, that is, they are not discrete and in isolation from one another, rather they interconnect with mathematical ideas emerging from the environment of the Torres Strait communities.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Queenslanden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.uq.edu.au/ATSIS/ajie/index.html?page=150550&pid=33821en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto23en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Australian Journal of Indigenous Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchContinuing and Community Educationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchScience, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130101en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130212en_US
dc.titleContextualising the teaching and learning of measurement within Torres Strait Islander schoolsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2010. The attached file is reproduced here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this monograph please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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