Sasha Wang, "Discourse Perspective of Geometric Thoughts"
English | ISBN: 3658128046 | 2016 | 232 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Sasha Wang revisits the van Hiele model of geometric thinking with Sfard's discursive framework to investigate geometric thinking from a discourse perspective. The author focuses on describing and analyzing pre-service teachers' geometric discourse across different van Hiele levels. The explanatory power of Sfard's framework provides a rich description of how pre-service teachers think in the context of quadrilaterals. It also contributes to our understanding of human thinking that is illustrated through the analysis of geometric discourse accompanied by vignettes.

Contents

Theoretical Basis: The van Hiele Model
Theoretical Framework: Learning as Communicating, Sfard's Discursive Framework, and the Levels of Geometric Discourse
Methodology: Participants, the van Hiele Geometry Test, Interview Tasks
Data Collection and Analysis
Results from the van Hiele Geometry Test and One-on-One Interviews
Changes in van Hiele Levels and Changes in Geometric Discourse

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