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Lemut E. Software environments supporting and enhancing Systemic Thinking. In: CERME 3 - 3rd Conference of the European Research in Mathematics Education (Bellaria, Italy, 28 February - 3 March 2003). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 10. ERME, 2003.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
In this paper Systemic Thinking is considered as a general philosophy that, by suggesting a "thinking globally, but acting locally" approach, can represent a major paradigm shift in how we view the world. After dwelling on the characteristics of Systemic Thinking and its importance in Mathematics, we analyse whether, how and why a widely diffused mathematical application software (Excel), implemented as a general problem solving tool, involving low-medium level mathematical knowledge, could play the role of mediator in supporting and creating the conditions for Systemic Thinking development. We maintain also that a particular microworld (Cabri), implemented in research environments for problem solving activities in a very specific mathematical topic, can play the same role.
Subject Learning environment
Educational technology


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