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ERIC Number: EJ809623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Using Learner Generated Examples to Introduce New Concepts
Watson, Anne; Shipman, Steve
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v69 n2 p97-109 Oct 2008
In this paper we describe learners being asked to generate examples of new mathematical concepts, thus developing and exploring example spaces. First we elaborate the theoretical background for learner generated examples (LGEs) in learning new concepts. The data we then present provides evidence of the possibility of learning new concepts through a symbiosis of induction and abduction from experience and deduction from the relationships generated in exemplification. In other words, experience can be organised in such a way that shifts of understanding take place as a result of learners' own actions. Actions, in this context, include mental acts of organisational reflection.
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Language: English
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