Programming as mathematical narrative Online publication date: Sun, 02-Mar-2008
by Yishay Mor, Richard Noss
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL), Vol. 18, No. 2, 2008
Abstract: This paper describes a narrative-oriented approach to the design and the analysis of a computational system and a set of activities for mathematical learning. Our central contention is that programming can offer a key to resolving the tension between the different representational structures of narrative and mathematical formalism. In the course of describing our approach, we make a distinction between the epistemic-cognitive elements of narrative and the social, cultural and affective elements. We then elaborate the theoretical grounds of the individual epistemic facets of narrative. We propose a link between narrative theories of learning and constructionist traditions, specifically the notion of situated abstraction. This link suggests the possibility of further dialogue between the two academic communities.
Online publication date: Sun, 02-Mar-2008
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