TITLE

Intuitive Mathematical Knowledge as an Essential Aspect of Contemporary Adult Learning: A case of women street vendors in the city of Gaborone

AUTHOR(S)
Legogo, Rebecca Nthogo; Garegae, Kgomotso Getrude
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Literacy & Numeracy Studies;2006, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The findings of a phenomenological interview study with women street vendors showed a strong link between participants' perceptions of everyday use of mathematical literacy and the speculations that mathematical use arose spontaneously in response to a practical need. The concept of intuitive mathematics as used indicates that mathematical thinking is an indispensable element of everyday conversation. Although the study finds that intuition and spontaneity are essential principles of lifelong learning, it concludes with recommendations for an empowerment curriculum that interweaves participants' experiences and intuition with formal/academic mathematical literacy and psychosocial skills necessary for success in a highly competitive business world.
ACCESSION #
25687884

 

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