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Research Projects

 Research Project(s)

The research questions are structured around individual research projects driven by Masters and PhD students.  In order to optimise community impact of the work that the research projects are doing, each research project has at its core an intervention element that is integral to the research design.  Participants in these intervention programmes include teachers and learners, depending on the specific focus of the research project.

Themes and Research Questions

The individual research questions of the students’ research projects fall into four clusters:

  • Visualisation as a pedagogy
    • What is the role of visualisation processes as a teaching tool in the development of mathematical knowledge?
    • What is the nature (kinds, types and qualities) of visualisation processes in the teaching of mathematics?
    • How are visualisation processes and using manipulatives related?
  • Visualisation and cognition
    • What does learning using visualisation processes entail?
    • What visualisation process enable learners to construct conceptual understanding and meaning making of mathematical concepts?
  • Visualisation as a key mathematical construct
    • How do visualisation processes relate to mathematising?
    • What is the role of visualisation in the construction of metaphors?
  • Visualisation as a medium for epistemological access
    • What are the roles of visualisation processes in the inclusive classroom?  This would specifically relate to visualisation processes for those at the margins of the mainstream classroom, that is, for mentally, physically and emotionally challenged learners.




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