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Abstract Title: Practice-Linked Identities, Social identities, and Mathematics Learning
Abstract: I will talk about two different ways of thinking about identity as it relates to learning, and discuss the importance of integrating both perspectives. First, I'll talk about practice-linked identity: a sense of self that develops through participation in a set of cultural or collective practices. These identities are shifting and changeable, and are developed in relation to other people in the context. Second, I'll talk about social identity: a sense of self --or a perception of others -- based on socially meaningful categories like race or gender. These identities are seen as quite static (although they may not be experienced that way) and are related to broader systems of oppression in society. I will give examples from my research in mathematics education, and discuss how these concepts can be useful in the study of physics education.
Abstract Type: Plenary

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Primary Contact: Indigo Esmonde
University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street W
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1V6
Phone: (416) 978-0117

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