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ERIC Number: EJ903987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2973
Learning from Instruction: The Case of Mathematics
De Corte, Erik
Learning Inquiry, v1 n1 p19-30 Apr 2007
Starting from a brief analysis of adaptive competence in mathematics, this article describes a series of research-based characteristics of the kind of learning processes that should be elicited in students to facilitate and support in them the progressive acquisition of such competence. Four major characteristics are discussed in some detail: learning is constructive, self-regulated, situated or contextual, and collaborative. A rather new approach to transfer of learning is then presented in which transfer is conceived as the preparation for future learning. Throughout the article it is argued that, notwithstanding the progress made in research on learning from instruction, numerous and complex issues and problems remain for continued inquiry.
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Language: English
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