Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Visiting Scholar Presentation by Dr. Peter Liljedahl 

What is the Nature of Illumination?

1:00 to 2:30 pm 
Thursday, November 5
Mezzanine Classroom (B245)
Duncan McArthur Hall

Peter Liljedahl

Dr. Peter Liljedahl is Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Co-Director, David Wheeler Institute for Research in Mathematics Education at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.

What is the nature of illumination? That is, what is it that sets illumination apart from other experiences? In this presentation the answer to this question is pursued through the use of historical and contemporary theories of discovery, creativity, and invention to analyze the qualitative experiences of prominent research mathematicians.

MSTE logoThe presentation is brought to you from the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education Group (MSTE), a research and development group at the Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Kingston Ontario.