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Actualizing the rights of the learner: The role of pedagogical listening

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Original languageEnglish
Article number8
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalDemocracy and Education
Issue number2
Early online date1 Oct 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Oct 2018


This response to Crystal Kalinec-Craig’s article on the Rights of the Learner (RotL) aims to take up and build on the author’s ideas about how the RotL framework can promote equitable mathematics teaching and learning. Specifically, this response examines how listening is implied in the work of teachers who support young mathematicians as they exercise their rights to be confused, claim mistakes, and say and write what makes sense. In doing so, we seek to highlight some of the opportunities and challenges that can emerge for teachers attempting to support all learners to actualize these rights.

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