Thinking as communicating: Human development, the growth of discourses, and mathematizing

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    This book contributes to the current debate about how to think and talk about human thinking so as to resolve or bypass such time-honored quandaries as the controversy of nature vs. nurture, the body and mind problem, the question of learning transfer, and the conundrum of human consciousness. The author responds to the challenge by introducing her own “commognitive” conceptualization of human thinking. She argues for this special approach with the help of examples of mathematical thinking. Except for its contribution to theorizing on human development, the book is relevant to researchers looking for methodological innovations, and to mathematics educators seeking pedagogical insights and improvements.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages326
    ISBN (Electronic)9780511499944
    ISBN (Print)9780521867375
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher Copyright:
    © Anna Sfard 2008 and Cambridge University Press, 2009.

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Psychology


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