Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Psychology Readings for Mathematicians

Some blog followers may be interested a post [Hake (2010)] of the above title. The abstract reads:


ABSTRACT: Mathematics educator Wayne Bishop (2010) stated that in his college years “ed psych and sociology were two of the most useless, objective-evidence-free, courses that [he] was obligated to take.” Bill Marsh (2010) responded that Bishop owed himself and others “a little good reading in good psychology,” suggesting the works of Eleanor or J.J. Gibson, George Miller of “Magic Number Seven” fame, Peter Bryant, Robbie Case, and Catherine Sophian.

In this post I:

(a) list two other suggestions - Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood [Cross et al. (2009)] and “Psychology's role in mathematics and science education” [Newcombe et al. (2009)]; and

(b) break with discussion-list protocol by listing some academic references to works by the authors suggested by Marsh.


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Hake, R.R. 2010. “Psychology Readings for Mathematicians (was Important Website for Mathematics Educators)” online at Post of 1 Feb 7:51pm EST to AERA-L, Net-Gold, and PhysLrnR. The abstract only was transmitted to various discussion lists.

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