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Volume measurement and intellectual development


Campbell, KJ and Watson, JM and Collis, KF, Volume measurement and intellectual development, Journal of Structural Learning, 11, (3) pp. 279-298. ISSN 0022-4774 (1992) [Refereed Article]

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Used 2 studies, one with 48 students in grades 2–6 and one with 83 math students in high school–college, to try to extend the SOLO taxonomy (originally developed by J. B. Biggs and K. F. Collis, 1982) to examine the concept of volume measurement. The 48 Ss participated in tasks based on the measurement and concept of volume. Testing materials included colored cubes, a questionnaire, and a structured interview. The 83 Ss completed a questionnaire designed to cover volume measurement skills, all of which were in the Ss'curriculum. Results are explained in detail. The analysis shows 2 learning cycles with the relational concept of the first becoming a unistructural element in the second. Results are examined in detail.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:volume measurement, intellectual development
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, JM (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Collis, KF (Professor Kevin Collis)
ID Code:137691
Year Published:1992
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (AC9031914)
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Education
Deposited On:2020-02-27
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