Constructing Mathematical Knowledge: Epistemology and Mathematics Education, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Constructing Mathematical Knowledge

Epistemology and Mathematics Education, 1st Edition

Edited by Paul Ernest

Routledge

300 pages

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This book provides a panorama of complimentary and forward looking perspectives on the learning of mathematics and epistemology from some of the leading contributors to the field. It explores constructivist and social theories of learning, and discusses the role of the computer in the light of these theories. It brings analyses from psychoanalysis, Hermeneutics and other perspectives to bear on the issues of mathematics and learning. It enquires into the nature of enquiry itself, and an important emergent theme is the role of language. Finally it relates the history of mathematics to its teaching and learning. The book both surveys current research and indicates orientations for fruitful work in the future.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General