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Research project The design research programme learning by imitative and creative reasoning (LICR) studies whether, how and why tasks and teaching that enhance creative reasoning lead to a more productive struggle and more efficient learning of mathematics than the common but inefficient task designs based on imitating given solution procedures.
Despite 20 years of comprehensive reform efforts mathematics still consists for many of facts and procedures to be memorized without understanding. This leads to both inefficient learning and that mathematics is perceived as dull and pointless. Recently, new opportunities have opened up by interdisciplinary research collaboration. The project considers four main learning models which provide different opportunities to understand mathematics, from a math educational perspective and from a neuro-scientific perspective. Data from interviews, behavioral studies and studies of brain activity are linked together via a third area of research, cognitive psychology.
Finansår , 2009, 2010
huvudman: Johan Lithner, finansiär: Kempestiftelserna, y2009: 500, y2010: 500,