The similarity between geometry and conceptual domains as spatial environments

Diezmann, Carmel M. (1996) The similarity between geometry and conceptual domains as spatial environments. In Zevenbergen, R. (Ed.) Mathematics Education Lecturers' Conference, July 1996, Melbourne.


This paper explores and extends upon Greeno's proposal that conceptual domains are spatial environments by considering the similarity between conceptual domains and geometry. However to account for the optimal outcome of learning, that is creative thought, the learner is considered as a developer of the environment rather than a navigator, as suggested by Greeno. Creative thought depends on spatial sense, which can be developed by geometric experiences. Hence by association geometric proficiency is implicated in the facilitation of creative thought.

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ID Code: 1694
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 01 Jul 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:26

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