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ERIC Number: EJ784947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Strategies for Affecting the Necessary Course of Cognitive Growth as an Integral Part of Curricular and Instructional Planning
Carson, Robert N.; Rowlands, Stuart
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v38 n2 p137-165 Jun 2007
This paper explores the public awareness that there presently exists a crisis in mathematics education and a "dumbing down" of the curriculum, examines the nature of this crisis and argues that there has been a lowering of cultural, pedagogical and cognitive expectations with respect to most learners. The notion of cognitive development in mathematics education is re-examined and a model of how the concepts of learners can be transformed in the very process of engaging with the conceptual revolutions that defined geometry is proposed. The importance of cultivating a meta-narrative in support of metacognition and the development of cognitive growth are stressed.
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Language: English
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