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ERIC Number: EJ647862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Problem Solving Activity in the Workplace and the School: The Case of Constructing Solids.
Jurdak, Murad; Shahin, Iman
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v47 n3 p297-315 2001
Documents, compares, and analyzes the nature of spatial reasoning by practitioners (plumbers) in the workplace and students in the school setting while constructing solids, with given specifications, from plane surfaces. Results confirm the power of activity theory and its methodology in explaining and identifying the structural differences between the two activities in the two different cultural settings. Identifies theoretical and pedagogical implications. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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