Title: Conceptualising, investigating and stimulating representational flexibility in mathematical problem solving and learning: a critical review
Authors: Acevedo Nistal, Ana ×
Van Dooren, Wim
Clarebout, Geraldine
Elen, Jan
Verschaffel, Lieven #
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: ZDM vol:41 pages:627-636
Abstract: Based on Verschaffel et al.'s conceptualisation of flexible strategy choice, this article provides a critical review on the literature concerning flexible representational choice in mathematical learning. We argue that, while flexibility in the selection of a representation to complete a mathematical task has traditionally been understood as choosing the representation(s) that match(es) the characteristics of the to-be-solved-task, research evidence suggests that it also includes the ability to take into account the characteristics of the subjects interacting with the representations, as well as the context in which such interaction takes place. The instructional and research implications of acknowledging the subjectivity and contextuality of flexible representational choice are examined.
ISSN: 1863-9690
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Campus Kulak Kortrijk – miscellaneous
Education and Training
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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