Cognitive Research and Mathematics Education - How Can Basic Research Reach the Classroom?

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dc.creatorSimplicio, Henrique-
dc.creatorGasteiger, Hedwig-
dc.creatorDorneles, Beatriz Vargas-
dc.creatorGrimes, Ka Rene-
dc.creatorHaase, Vitor Geraldi-
dc.creatorRuiz, Carola-
dc.creatorLiedtke, Francéia Veiga-
dc.creatorMoeller, Korbinian-
dc.identifier.citationSimplicio H, Gasteiger H, Dorneles BV, Grimes KR, Haase VG, Ruiz C, Liedtke FV and Moeller K (2020): Cognitive Research and Mathematics Education - How Can Basic Research Reach the Classroom? Front. Psychol. 11:773.ger
dc.description.abstractNumeracy is critically associated with personal and vocational life-prospects (Evans et al., 2017; Grotlüschen et al., 2019); yet, many adults and children lack a basic level of proficiency (Jonas, 2018). At the same time, research interest in numerical cognition, and its neuro-cognitive foundations (e.g., Cohen Kadosh and Dowker, 2015), as well as in mathematics education (e.g., Dennis et al., 2016) continues to grow. In this opinion, we argue that more intensive discussion across the disciplines is necessary to answer the question how results from basic research can make it to the classroom, how classroom practices can be validated by research, and discuss a theoretical framework for guiding future transfer endeavors. Transferring basic research results to educational praxis is not a new challenge. As early as 1899, James (1958) noted the difficulty of directly deriving suggestions for pedagogical practice from psychological research. Even when successful, research in psychology might not be enough to derive effective suggestions or direct conclusions for educational practice without considering environmental challenges and requirements of teaching. Clearly not all basic research aims at informing educational practice; however, failure of important results from research to successfully impact practice reflects missed opportunities at some point during dissemination—as is failing to validate effective existing practices through research to allow for what may be called practice-based evidence.eng
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectnumerical cognitioneng
dc.subjecttransfer of knowledgeeng
dc.subjectapplied scienceeng
dc.subjectmath educationeng
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceeng
dc.subject.ddc510 - Mathematikger
dc.subject.ddc370 - Bildung und Erziehungger
dc.titleCognitive Research and Mathematics Education - How Can Basic Research Reach the Classroom?eng
dc.typeEinzelbeitrag in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift [article]ger
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