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Title: Thinker-listener pair interactions to develop students’ metacognitive strategies for mathematical problem solving
Authors: Lioe, Luis Tirtasanjaya
Ho, Kai Fai
Hedberg, John G.
Keywords: mathematical problem solving
metacognitive strategies
Thinker-Listener pair problem solving
Issue Date: Aug-2005
Citation: Paper presented at the ICMI Regional Conference: The 3rd East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Hangzhou, China, 2005
Abstract: This paper describes a strand of a larger project examining student mathematical problem solving (Hedberg, Wong, Ho, Lioe, & Tiong, 2005). The initial parts of the project studied the effectiveness of students’ metacognitive strategies as they solved problems in pairs. This follow-up study employed the Whimbey & Lochhead (1999) Thinker-Listener pair approach and one of the same pairs was selected to solve problems within this context. The protocols when the pair solved a similar problem in pre- and post-tests were transcribed and analysed using modified Artzt & Armour-Thomas’s (1992) framework classifying their cognitive and metacognitive thinking, and their performances were compared. The analysis revealed that within the Thinker-Listener context, they were more engaged in each other’s ideas, spent more time on metacognitive behaviours, and had higher regulatory behaviour. The results suggest that Thinker-Listener approach can be effectively extended on to a larger scale of pairs with longer periods of time to observe the effectiveness in developing students’ metacognitive strategies
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/2927
Project number: CRP 1/04 JH
Website: http://www.crpp.nie.edu.sg/course/view.php?id=218
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