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ERIC Number: EJ921163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Enactivism, Figural Apprehension and Knowledge Objectification: An Exploration of Figural Pattern Generalisation
Samson, Duncan; Schafer, Marc
For the Learning of Mathematics, v31 n1 p37-43 2011
This article explores the inter-relationship between the embodied processes of pattern generalisation and the visualisation of pictorial cues. A research framework is established for analysing pupils' multiple visualisations of figural cues in the context of pattern generalisation. The research framework centres on a novel combination of three theoretical ideas: enactivism, figural apprehension and the theoretical construct of knowledge objectification. The multiple complementary perspectives that constitute the framework of analysis are exemplified through a vignette which contextualises the theoretical milieu. Some initial implications for the classroom teaching of pattern generalisation are also offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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