Moving beyond success: changes in young children's successful problem solving behaviour


Voutsina, C. and Jones, K. (2003) Moving beyond success: changes in young children's successful problem solving behaviour. In, Gagatsis, A. and Papastavridis, S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Mathematical Education. 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Mathematical Education Athens, Greece, University of Athens, 717-724.

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This paper presents findings from a study which explores the process of change in 5-6 year old children’s successful strategies while solving a specific form of additive task. Karmiloff-Smith’s model of Representational Redescription (RR), which predicts that higher conceptualisation and control of an employed strategy develops after the achievement of a successful solution is used as a basis for the analysis of the changes observed. A number of cases were studied at a micro-developmental level. Through an analysis of two cases, the paper presents findings from the study which support certain predictions of the model regarding problem solving behaviour after success, such as the introduction of qualitative changes. Other findings of the study diverge from the predictions of the RR model.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9607341252 (hardback)
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, Representational Redescription, problem solving, strategies, arithmetic, primary, elementary, early years, young children, micro-developmental, behaviour, behavior, concept, procedure
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 12600
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2004
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:03
Publisher: University of Athens
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12600

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