Visuospatial reasoning in context with digital technology

Kay Owens, Kate Highfield

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    The ecocultural perspective on visuospatial reasoning was established by considering Indigenous communities and their practices and appropriate schooling and other diverse ecocultural practices illustrating visuospatial reasoning. However, today is the digital age so does research on visuospatial reasoning support this ecocultural perspective. Since most of the research on visuospatial reasoning has been focussed on dynamic computer-generated images, it is important to consider digital technological facilities as an ecological context. How can an ecocultural perspective of visuospatial reasoning enhance our understanding and valuing of visuospatial reasoning? In this chapter we consider how a computer-facilitated learning age influences an ecocultural identity and both self-regulation and visuospatial reasoning. It is then important to consider how these personal dispositions impact on mathematical identity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVisuospatial reasoning
    Subtitle of host publicationan ecocultural perspective for space, geometry and measurement education
    EditorsKay Owens
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319024639
    ISBN (Print)9783319024622
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameMathematics education library

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