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ERIC Number: EJ1016946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
A Framework for Analysing Textbooks Based on the Notion of Abstraction
Yang, Kai-Lin
For the Learning of Mathematics, v33 n1 p33-39 2013
Abstraction is a key adaptive mechanism of human cognition and an essential process in the personal construction of mathematical knowledge. Based on the notion of abstraction, this paper aims to conceptualise a framework for analysing textbooks. First, I search for the meaning of abstraction from a constructive-empirical and a dialectic perspective of abstraction. Next, I extract three key components by integrating the two perspectives of abstraction. Then, I identify the important attributes from each component of abstraction and the relationship between any two components. Finally, I discuss the feasibility and the potential of this innovative framework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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