Dialogue and Learning in Mathematics Education

Intention, Reflection, Critique

  • Helle AlrØ
  • Ole Skovsmose

Part of the Mathematics Education Library book series (MELI, volume 29)

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Dialogue and Learning in Mathematics Education is concerned with communication in mathematics class-rooms. In a series of empirical studies of project work, we follow students' inquiry cooperation as well as students' obstructions to inquiry cooperation. Both are considered important for a theory of learning mathematics.
Special attention is paid to the notions of `dialogue' and `critique'. A central idea is that `dialogue' supports `critical learning of mathematics'. The link between dialogue and critique is developed further by including the notions of `intention' and `reflection'. Thus a theory of learning mathematics is developed which is resonant with critical mathematics education.


communication cooperation education mathematics

Authors and affiliations

  • Helle AlrØ
    • 1
  • Ole Skovsmose
    • 1
  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityDenmark

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