Double perspective taking processes of primary children - adoption and application of a psychological instrument

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Perspective taking can be conceptualized in the framework of mental transformations in terms of subsequent egocentric transformations. Kozhevnikov and Hegarty’s (2001) PTSOT is a test instrument for adults that investigates double perspective taking processes. Both perspective taking processes can be defined by certain egocentric transformations. An adoption of this test for primary children reveals that they are able to understand the test and verbalize easily their thinking processes. 8 items were solved by 254 fourth graders. Results show a variety of typical difficulties that can be interpreted in detail using the egocentric transformations framework. The theoretical framework and the straightforward way of item construction allow us to systematically generate
items for various applications in psychology and mathematics education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education : CERME10, February 1-5, 2017, Dublin, Ireland
EditorsThérèse Dooley, Ghislaine Gueudet
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationDublin, Ireland
PublisherDublin City University
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-1-873769-73-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education - CERME 2017 - Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 01.02.201705.02.2017
Conference number: 10