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ERIC Number: EJ1181845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-5170
The Arithmomania Maths App: The Glitch That Corrupted Learning to Leave Only Fun
Kawka, Marta; Larkin, Kevin
Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, v15 n1 p24-42 2018
In this article we critique, disrupt and resist the taken for granted use of the term "fun" in learning; specifically as it is used to justify mathematics education apps that purport to portray maths learning as a fun experience. We accomplish this critique through the creation of a digital artwork called "Arithmomania." This artwork challenges how users interact with education apps by employing the aesthetic of the glitch, an aesthetic characterized by reifying disorder and malfunction. "Arithmomania" shows fun as a miasma to learning, rather than the nostrum it is believed to be.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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