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ERIC Number: EJ1173551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Observing Aesthetic Experiences and Poesis in Young Students
Stott, Debbie
For the Learning of Mathematics, v38 n1 p7-11 2018
In this article I provide a preliminary review of Radford's ideas about the poetic role of theory and his work on moments of poesis in terms of its appeal and usefulness in research contexts. In light of the mathematics education community's call for more attention to be given to the aesthetic elements of learning mathematics, I conclude that Radford's ideas are timely and much needed in research contexts which focus less on the cognitive aspects of learning. Further research may investigate whether moments of poesis do allow for student satisfaction, motivation, personal creativity and mathematical meaning making as suggested here.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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