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The ontology of beliefs from a cognitive perspective
Umeå universitet, Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM).
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the conference MAVI-15: Ongoing research on beliefs in mathematics education, September 8-11, 2009, Genoa, Italy / [ed] F. Furinghetti & F. Morselli, Genoa: Department of Mathematics, University of Genoa , 2010, 35-46 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In order to refine existing theories of beliefs, attention is given to the ontology of beliefs, in particular how a belief can be seen as a mental object or a mental process. The analysis focuses on some central aspects of beliefs; unconsciousness, context­ualization, and creation and change of beliefs, but also relates to research metho­dology. Through the analysis, the creation of belief is highlighted as a central aspect for more in-depth theories of beliefs. The outline of a theoretical framework is described – a framework that has the benefit of creating a coherent integration of all different aspects discussed, and which can also be used as a framework when designing and analyzing methods for empirical research.

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Genoa: Department of Mathematics, University of Genoa , 2010. 35-46 p.
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Didactics Other Mathematics
Research subject
didactics of mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30164OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-30164DiVA: diva2:1074631
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MAVI-15 Ongoing research on beliefs in mathematics education, September 8-11, 2009, Genoa, Italy
Available from: 2017-02-15 Created: 2017-02-15 Last updated: 2017-02-17Bibliographically approved

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