Departmental Bulletin Paper Young children and Mathematics : A Relook at Mathematical Development from Sociocultural Perspectives

Ong, Marcruz Yew Lee

126pp.43 - 74 , 2016-06-30 , 北海道大学大学院教育学研究院
ISSN:1882-1669
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The primary goal of this article is to explore the sociocultural context of young children's mathematical development by reviewing the psychological theories and research, and propose future directions for research on this topic. I begin with a brief history of the early theories of mathematical learning and development, including one of the earliest and influential developmental theories - Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. I will then look at two areas of study addressing young children’s mathematical development that challenged Piaget’s theory. One examined the mathematical competencies in infants and young children, while the other investigated the linkage between sociocultural influences and young children’s mathematical development. As this article focuses on the sociocultural context of young children’s mathematical development, I will, therefore, concentrate on the latter area of study. In terms of the latter area of study, I will take a closer look at studies that seek to identify and explain the cross-cultural differences in mathematical development between East Asian and Western children, and also another group of studies that addressed the development of mathematical cognition in the context of everyday practices. Finally, in order to advance the study of young children’s mathematical development through the use of sociocultural perspective, I proposed a number of future directions for research on this topic.
本論文の目的は,社会文化的文脈における幼児の数的発達に関わる,心理学理論と研究についてレビューし,今後展開すべき研究の方向性について提案することであった。始めに,ピアジェの認知発達理論を含む,数的学習と発達に関わる理論の変遷を紹介した後,ピアジェ理論を批判した幼児の数的発達に関する研究を2つのグループに分類した。1つは乳児期と幼児期における数的発達に関する研究であり,もう1つは社会文化的文脈と幼児の数的発達との関連を探った研究である。本論文では目的達成のため,後者の研究である,東アジアと欧米の子どもの数的発達に関する比較研究や,日常生活に関わる数的活動と数的発達に関する研究について中心的に検討した。最後に,社会文化的な観点を用いた幼児の数的発達に関する研究を進展させるための,いくつかの方向性について提案した。
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