Facilitation of the dialogue in the secondary mathematics class


  • Kyriakos Petakos


Dialogue, facilitation, educational process, the theory of emotion, mathematics


The importance of the dialogue in the modern-day mathematics class is generally accepted by everyone involved in the educational process. But there is always a distance between theory and practice. In this article we are going to see how students view this matter and appraise the facilitation of such a dialogue on behalf of the teacher by posing them such a question. The theory of emotion (Ortony et al. 1988) will be employed to construe the provided answers.


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Petakos K., (Winter 2019-20). Mathematics from the Community College Perspective: Interviewing David Usinski. Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal. 43, 16-20.



How to Cite

Petakos, K. (2021). Facilitation of the dialogue in the secondary mathematics class. EDiMaST: Experiences of Teaching With Mathematics, Sciences and Technology, 6, 29-33. Retrieved from https://www.edimast.it/index.php/edimast/article/view/73



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