The ontology of beliefs from a cognitive perspective
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the conference MAVI-15: Ongoing research on beliefs in mathematics education, September 8-11, 2009, Genoa, Italy / [ed] F. Furinghetti & F. Morselli, Genoa: Department of Mathematics, University of Genoa , 2010, 35-46 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In order to refine existing theories of beliefs, attention is given to the ontology of beliefs, in particular how a belief can be seen as a mental object or a mental process. The analysis focuses on some central aspects of beliefs; unconsciousness, contextualization, and creation and change of beliefs, but also relates to research methodology. Through the analysis, the creation of belief is highlighted as a central aspect for more in-depth theories of beliefs. The outline of a theoretical framework is described – a framework that has the benefit of creating a coherent integration of all different aspects discussed, and which can also be used as a framework when designing and analyzing methods for empirical research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Genoa: Department of Mathematics, University of Genoa , 2010. 35-46 p.
Didactics Other Mathematics
Research subject didactics of mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-31888OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-31888DiVA: diva2:298092