ERIC Number: ED466380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
On the Development of Human Representational Competence from an Evolutionary Point of View: From Episodic to Virtual Culture.
Kaput, James J.
Via computational media, humans are entering a fifth stage of cognitive development leading to a virtual culture. This culture is seen as replacing the writing-based theoretic culture. Background information about the first four stages of mental evolution or cognitive development is provided. It is suggested that the evolutionary perspective needs to complement mathematics educators' other ways of understanding the learning and use of mathematics, particularly the semiotic side. (Contains 33 references.) (DDR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (21st, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, October 23-26, 1999); see ED 433 998. For a discussion of this paper, see SE 066 317.