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ERIC Number: EJ803661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0732-3123
Students' Reflections on Their Learning Experiences: Lessons from a Longitudinal Study on the Development of Mathematical Ideas and Reasoning
Francisco, John M.
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v24 n1 p51-71 2005
This paper characterizes the views on mathematical learning of five high school students based on the students' reflections on their mathematical experiences in a longitudinal study that focused on the development of mathematical ideas and reasoning in particular research conditions. The students' views are presented according to five themes about learning which describe the students' views on the nature of knowledge and what it means to know, source of knowledge, motivation to engage in learning, certainty in knowing, and how the students' views vary with particular areas of mathematical activity. The study addresses the need for more research on epistemological beliefs of students below college age. In particular, the results provide evidence that challenge the existing assumption that, prior to college, students exhibit naive epistemological beliefs. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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