A theoretical grounding of learning mathematics in authentic real-world contexts supported by mobile technology
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning / [ed] Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez and Pedro Isaías, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
The problems associated with de-contextualized learning are prominently accentuated in abstract and strongly formalized educational subjects such as mathematics. As means to overcome these problems, the research domain of mathematics education has repeatedly called for situated, embodied and multimodal ways of learning. Interestingly, with the emergence of mobile learning, and through the affordances of mobile technology, opportunities are offered to extend the education of mathematics to authentic contexts for these kinds of learning practices. In this paper we give an account of theories on situated learning/cognition, multimodality, and embodied learning, and present four empirical studies on mobile mathematical learning characterized according to these theories. The paper contributes with a theoretical grounding for mobile mathematical learning.
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Research subject Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-86331ISBN: 978-972-8939-66-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-86331DiVA: diva2:586635
IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2012, Berlin, Germany, 11-13 March 2012