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  • 1951.
    Österholm, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    Relationships between epistemological beliefs and properties of discourse: Some empirical explorations2010In: Mathematics and mathematics education: Cultural and social dimensions. Proceedings of MADIF 7 / [ed] C. Bergsten, E. Jablonka & T. Wedege, Linköping: Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning, SMDF , 2010, p. 241-250Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper I investigate what types of epistemologies are conveyed through properties of mathematical discourse in two lectures. A main purpose is to develop and explore methods for a type of analysis for this investigation. The analysis focuses on the types of statements and types of arguments used in explicit argumentations in the lectures. This type of analysis proves to be useful when characterizing epistemological aspects of lectures. However, some limitations are also noted, in particular that it was common to use more implicit types of argumentations in the lectures, which was not included as data in the present analysis.

  • 1952.
    Österholm, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    Students' summaries of mathematical lectures: Comparing the discourse of students with the discourse of lectures2012In: Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia / [ed] J. Dindyal, L. P. Cheng & S. F. Ng, Singapore: MERGA , 2012, p. 578-585Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study focuses on a distinction between process- and object-oriented discourses when characterising the discourse of university students' summaries of lectures and examining connections between students' discourse and the discourse of lectures. Results show that students' discourse in general tends to be process-oriented, by their use of active verbs and little use of nominalisations. Students' summaries of process-oriented lectures also tend to be more process-oriented, but the differences between individual students are larger than differences caused by variations of the discourse in the lectures.

  • 1953.
    Österholm, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    The ontology of beliefs from a cognitive perspective2010In: Proceedings of the conference MAVI-15: Ongoing research on beliefs in mathematics education, September 8-11, 2009, Genoa, Italy / [ed] F. Furinghetti & F. Morselli, Genoa: Department of Mathematics, University of Genoa , 2010, p. 35-46Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to refine existing theories of beliefs, attention is given to the ontology of beliefs, in particular how a belief can be seen as a mental object or a mental process. The analysis focuses on some central aspects of beliefs; unconsciousness, context­ualization, and creation and change of beliefs, but also relates to research metho­dology. Through the analysis, the creation of belief is highlighted as a central aspect for more in-depth theories of beliefs. The outline of a theoretical framework is described – a framework that has the benefit of creating a coherent integration of all different aspects discussed, and which can also be used as a framework when designing and analyzing methods for empirical research.

  • 1954.
    Österholm, Magnus
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Mathematics and Science Education. Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC), Umeå University.
    The role of mathematical competencies in curriculum documents in different countries2018In: Perspectives on professional development of mathematics teachers: Proceedings of MADIF11: the eleventh research seminar of the Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Karlstad, January 23–24, 2018 / [ed] J. Häggström, Y. Liljekvist, J. Bergman Ärlebäck, M. Fahlgren, & O. Olande, Karlstad, 2018, p. 131-140Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The inclusion of competencies in curriculum documents can be seen as an international reform movement in mathematics education. The purpose of this study is to understand which role mathematical competencies have in curriculum documents in different countries, with a focus on the relationship between competencies and content. Curriculum documents from 11 different countries were analysed. The results reveal three different themes of variation, concerning if the competencies are specific to mathematics, if competencies are described as learning goals, and if such learning goals are differentiated between grade levels.

  • 1955.
    Österholm, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    The role of theory when studying epistemological characterizations of mathematics lecture(r)s2012In: The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast, ISSN 1551-3440, E-ISSN 1551-3440, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 431-464Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The study presented in this paper is a contribution to the scientific discussion about the role and use of theory in mathematics education research. In particular, focus is here on the use of and comparison between different types of theories and frameworks, which is discussed primarily through the example of an empirical study examining what types of messages about mathematics are conveyed in lectures. The main purpose of this paper is to examine how different types of theories and frameworks can affect different parts of the research process.

  • 1956.
    Österholm, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen för naturvetenskapernas och matematikens didaktik.
    The roles of prior knowledge when students interpret mathematical texts2010In: The first sourcebook on nordic research in mathematics education: Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and contributions from Finland / [ed] Bharath Sriraman, Christer Bergsten, Simon Goodchild, Gudbjorg Palsdottir, Bettina Dahl Søndergaard & Lenni Haapasalo, Charlotte, NC, USA: Information Age Publishing , 2010, p. 431-440Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this chapter I examine what roles different types of prior knowledge have in the comprehension process when reading mathematical texts. Through theoretical analyses, three central aspects are highlighted; cognitive structure, cognitive process, and metacognition. For all these three aspects, questions arise regarding relationships between general and content-specific types of prior knowledge. Some empirical studies are described that study these questions.

  • 1957.
    Österholm, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Matematik, teknik och naturvetenskap.
    Theories of epistemological beliefs and communication: A unifying attempt2009In: Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2009, p. 4-257-4-264Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to develop more detailed knowledge about possible effects of beliefs in mathematics education, it is suggested that we look more in-depth at more general types of theories. In particular, the study of relations between epistemological beliefs and communication is put forward as a good starting point in this endeavor. Theories of the constructs of epistemological beliefs and communication are analyzed in order to try to create a coherent theoretical foundation for the study of relations between the two constructs. Although some contradictions between theories are found, a type of unification is suggested, building on the theories of episte­mological resources and discursive psychology.

  • 1958.
    Österholm, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    To translate between different perspectives in belief research: a comparison between two studies2011In: Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk, ISSN 1104-2176, Vol. 16, no 1-2, p. 57-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A common problem in belief research seems to be a missing link between aspects of theory and empirical analyses and results. This issue highlights a question of how dependent empirical studies about beliefs actually are on the theoretical perspective described in the study. In this paper, I examine relationships between two different perspectives. One perspective focuses on belief change, and seems to rely on a type of cognitive perspective, where beliefs can be characterized as mental objects. The other perspective argues for moving away from such cognitive perspective and instead to adopt a participatory perspective in the analysis of mathematics teaching. The results show that the study about belief change is not dependent on seeing beliefs as mental objects, but that this study could as well have been located within a participatory perspective.

  • 1959.
    Österholm, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    What aspects of quality do students focus on when evaluating oral and written mathematical presentations?2011In: Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices. Proceedings of the AAMT–MERGA conference held in Alice Springs, 3–7 July 2011 / [ed] J. Clark, B. Kissane, J. Mousley, T. Spencer & S. Thornton, Adelaide, Australia: AAMT and MERGA , 2011, p. 590-598Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    University students' evaluations of mathematical presentations are examined in this paper, which reports on part of a pilot study about different types of presentations, regarding different topics, formats (oral or written), and discourses (process- or object-oriented). In this paper focus is on different formats; oral lectures and written texts. Students’ written comments about what is good or bad about given presentations are analysed in order to examine what students focus on when evaluating the quality of presentations. In addition, evaluations given about written and oral presentations are compared in order to examine if/how format affects students’ evaluations regarding quality.

  • 1960.
    Österholm, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    What is the basis for self-assessment of comprehension when reading mathematical expository texts?2015In: Reading Psychology, ISSN 0270-2711, E-ISSN 1521-0685, Vol. 36, no 8, p. 673-699Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to characterize students’ self-assessments when reading mathematical texts, in particular regarding what students use as a basis for evaluations of their own reading comprehension. A total of 91 students read two mathematical texts, and for each text they performed a self-assessment of their comprehension and completed a test of reading comprehension. Students’ self-assessments were to a less degree based on their comprehension of the specific text read, but more based on prior experiences. However, the study also produced different results for different types of texts and when focusing on different aspects of reading comprehension.

  • 1961.
    Österholm, Magnus
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    Bergqvist, Ewa
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    Methodological issues when studying the relationship between reading and solving mathematical tasks2012In: Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk, ISSN 1104-2176, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 5-30Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we examine four statistical methods used for characterizing mathematical test items regarding their demands of reading ability. These methods rely on data of students' performance on test items regarding mathematics and reading and include the use of regression analysis, factor analysis and different uses of correlation coefficients. Our investigation of these methods focuses on aspects of validity and reliability, using data from PISA 2003 and 2006. The results show that the method using factor analysis has the best properties when taking into account aspects of both validity and reliability.

  • 1962.
    Österholm, Magnus
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    Bergqvist, Ewa
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    What is so special about mathematical texts?: Analyses of common claims in research literature and of properties of textbooks2013In: ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education, ISSN 1863-9690, E-ISSN 1863-9704, Vol. 45, no 5, p. 751-763Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study surveys claims in research articles regarding linguistic properties of mathematical texts, focusing on claims supported by empirical or logical arguments. It also performs a linguistic analysis to determine whether some of these claims are valid for school textbooks in mathematics and history. The result of the survey shows many and varying claims that mainly describe mathematical texts as highly compact, precise, complex, and containing technical vocabulary. However, very few studies present empirical support for their claims, and the few empirical studies that do exist contradict the most common, and unsupported, claims, since no empirical study has shown mathematical texts to be more complex than texts from other subjects, and any significant differences rather indicate the opposite. The linguistic analysis in this study is in line with previous empirical studies and stands in contrast to the more common opinion in the unsupported claims. For example, the mathematics textbooks have significantly shorter sentences than the history textbooks.

  • 1963.
    Österholm, Magnus
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    Bergqvist, Ewa
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    What mathematical task properties can cause an unnecessary demand of reading ability?2012In: Proceedings of Norma 11, The Sixth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education in Reykjavík, May 11-14, 2011 / [ed] G. H. Gunnarsdóttir, F. Hreinsdóttir, G. Pálsdóttir, M. Hannula, M. Hannula-Sormunen, E. Jablonka, U. T. Jankvist, A. Ryve, P. Valero & K. Wæge, Reykjavík, Iceland: University of Iceland Press , 2012, p. 661-670Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study we utilize results from Swedish students in PISA 2003 and 2006 to examine what types of task properties predict the demand of reading ability of a task. In particular, readability properties (sentence length, word length, common words, and information density) and task type properties (content, competence, and format) are examined. The results show that it is primarily readability properties of a task that predict the task’s demand of reading ability, in particular word length and to some extent information density (measured through the noun-verb quotient).

  • 1964.
    Österholm, Magnus
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
    Bergqvist, Tomas
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen för tillämpad utbildningsvetenskap.
    Liljekvist, Yvonne
    Karlstads universitet & Uppsala universitet.
    van Bommel, Jorryt
    Karlstads universitet.
    Utvärdering av Matematiklyftets resultat: slutrapport2016Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 1965.
    Östlund, Linnea
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Education.
    ”Oh shit! Då kanske jag också vill vara med”: - En studie om vårdnadshavares uppfattningar om samverkan och inflytande i förskolan.2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1966.
    Östlund, Sanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Education.
    Läran om sig själv: En kvalitativ studie om gruppprocesser och sociala medier2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Tidigare forskning inom socialpedagogiken visar att människan är en social varelse och att allt lärande och kunskap har en social sida. Forskningen har länge betraktat att avvikelser, underordning och utanförskap handlar om att det är just människorna som är avvikande och onormala. Detta sätt att se har ändrats helt idag och istället ligger intresset vid vad som skiljer det "normala" från det "onormala" (Gustavsson, 2010). Sociala medier har gjort det möjligt för oss att interagera med människor på ett helt annat sätt. De senaste åren har de skett en ökning i användningen av sociala medier som har medfört en rad olika effekter (Feldman, 2015). Detta är en kvalitativ studie vars syfte är att med ett socialpedagogiskt synsätt belysa och beskriva om hur grupprocesser via sociala medier kan upplevas påverka läran om oss själva hos unga vuxna. Studien har använt sig av kvalitativa enkäter som delats ut till urvalsgruppen som består av unga vuxna. Resultatet visar att respondenterna finner att sociala medier medför både positiva och negativa aspekter. De positiva faktorerna som respondenterna finner med sociala medier är att de medför en möjlighet för dem att hålla kontakt med vänner och familj samt interagera med samhället. De negativa faktorerna som respondenterna belyser om sociala medier är att det kan ge en skev bild av verkligheten och att detta påverkar deras lärande från samhället i en större utsträckning.

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