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dc.contributor.authorJorgensen, Robynen_US
dc.contributor.authorPendlebury, Kellyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:11:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:11:12Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-22T07:06:36Z
dc.identifier.issn15710068en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10763-007-9104-9en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30662
dc.description.abstractWithin increasing pressure on young people to perform successfully in work, there is a growing concern regarding their levels of numeracy (and literacy). Whether such concerns are founded is the basis of this paper. This paper reports on the numeracy practices undertaken by three young boatbuilders who were nearing the completion of their 4-year apprenticeship. Using a method of stimulated recall and supplemented with interview data, the numeracy practices enacted by the boatbuilders was documented. It was found that the employees were highly competent in a number of areas-estimation, problem solving, holistic thinking and measuring (formal and informal). These skills are at variance with the basic skills being called for by public and government. It is proposed that the numeracy skills used by the employees may represent significant changes in workplaces being brought about through new technologies, and thus creating new and different numeracy demands from those of previous generations. 頎ational Science Council, Taiwan 2007.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom183en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto206en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Science and Mathematics Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130299en_US
dc.titleThe numeracies of boatbuilding: New numeracies shaped by workplace technologiesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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