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A study of the movement of attention: the case of a reconstructed calculation

Mason, John (2009). A study of the movement of attention: the case of a reconstructed calculation. In: Proceedings of MADIF 6, 29-30 Jan, 2008, Sweden.

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Abstract

My enquiries have convinced me that both what learners are attending to, and how they are attending to it play a central role in what learners are able to make sense of and eventually internalise. This uses experiences of a mathematical reconstruction task to illustrate the nature of attention. Examples are given of different ways in which people’s attention moves and shifts, sometimes voluntarily and sometimes involuntarily, in relation to variation theory, but also drawing on other theoretical discourses

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: Sixth Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar held in Stockholm, Sweden, January 29-30, 2008
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 22608
Depositing User: Sara Griffin
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 09:23
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 15:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22608
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