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Promoting student understanding through complex learning

English, Lyn D. (2010) Promoting student understanding through complex learning. In Brosnan, P., Erchick, D. B, & Flevares, L (Eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter, Columbus, Ohio, pp. 33-42.

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    Abstract

    The world’s increasing complexity, competitiveness, interconnectivity, and dependence on technology generate new challenges for nations and individuals that cannot be met by “continuing education as usual” (The National Academies, 2009). With the proliferation of complex systems have come new technologies for communication, collaboration, and conceptualization. These technologies have led to significant changes in the forms of mathematical thinking that are required beyond the classroom. This paper argues for the need to incorporate future-oriented understandings and competencies within the mathematics curriculum, through intellectually stimulating activities that draw upon multidisciplinary content and contexts. The paper also argues for greater recognition of children’s learning potential, as increasingly complex learners capable of dealing with cognitively demanding tasks.

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    ID Code: 38012
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Additional Information: Published version freely available at Official URL.
    Keywords: knowledge driven society, children’s learning, complex learners, future-oriented understandings and competencies
    ISBN: 9299002797
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the author.
    Deposited On: 21 Oct 2010 15:18
    Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:11

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