Project

Relevance of alternative representations of time, time intervals and temporal relations for instructional approaches to foster the development of time-related competencies of primary school children

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 August 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
    • Education systems
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Specialist studies in education
    • Other pedagogical and educational sciences
Keywords
history primary education didactical strategies calculating with time time mathematics
 
Project description

The study focusus initially on a state-of-the-art about the empirical and theoretical grounding of the development of the concept of time, time intervals and time relationships. On the base of an analysis of the literature, an overview will be developed of didactical strategies to influence the development of the concept of time, time intervals and time relationships in learners of 5-12 years in primary school. In a second phasea cross-sectional study is set up to study a variety of time representations among primary school children and teachers. In a third phase, an intervention study is set up with tools that help to represent time, time intervals and time relationshipsin a variety of alternative ways.