Beyond Teachers’ Sight Lines: Using Video Modeling to Examine Peer Discourse

  • Beyond Teachers’ Sight Lines: Using Video Modeling to Examine Peer Discourse

    Donna Kotsopoulos
    The author describes her work in mathematics education discourse between student and peer and student and teacher. This article introduces readers to various examples of discourse analysis in mathematics education. Highlighted is interactional sociolinguistics, used in a present study to investigate peer discourse in a middle-school setting. Key findings from this study include the benefits of video modeling as a mechanism for fostering inclusive peer group work and the usefulness of video modeling as a tool for assessing peer communication. Implications for low performing students are discussed.