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The Philosophy of Mathematics Education

  • Exposes some of the problems and questions in mathematics education that the philosophy of mathematics education clarifies, illuminates and sometimes helps to solve

  • Introduces readers to critical mathematics education

  • Presents a case study of research in the topic conducted in one country

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys (ICME13TS)

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Table of contents (1 chapter)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. The Philosophy of Mathematics Education

    • Paul Ernest, Ole Skovsmose, Jean Paul van Bendegem, Maria Bicudo, Roger Miarka, Ladislav Kvasz et al.
    Pages 1-26Open Access

About this book

This survey provides a brief and selective overview of research in the philosophy of mathematics education. It asks what makes up the philosophy of mathematics education, what it means, what questions it asks and answers, and what is its overall importance and use?  It provides overviews of critical mathematics education, and the most relevant modern movements in the philosophy of mathematics. A case study is provided of an emerging research tradition in one country. This is the Hermeneutic strand of research in the philosophy of mathematics education in Brazil. This illustrates one orientation towards research inquiry in the philosophy of mathematics education. It is part of a broader practice of ‘philosophical archaeology’: the uncovering of hidden assumptions and buried ideologies within the concepts and methods of research and practice in mathematics education. An extensive bibliography is also included.

Reviews

“This pamphlet is framed as an overview of the field of philosophy of mathematics education, and it lives up to that promise. … I found this short book interesting and engaging … .” (Brian P. Katz, MAA Reviews, October, 2016)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graduate School of Education,, Exeter University, Exeter, United Kingdom

    Paul Ernest

  • Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

    Ole Skovsmose

  • Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

    Jean Paul van Bendegem

  • Departamento de Matemática. , Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas de Rio Claro, Rio Claro, Brazil

    Maria Bicudo

  • Departamento de Matemática., Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas de Rio Claro, Bela Vista, Rio Claro, Brazil

    Roger Miarka

  • Department of Mathematics Education, Charles University, Pedagogical Faculty Department of Mathematics Education, Prag, Czech Republic

    Ladislav Kvasz

  • Erziehungwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Mathematikdidaktik, Universität Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

    Regina Moeller

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Philosophy of Mathematics Education

  • Authors: Paul Ernest, Ole Skovsmose, Jean Paul van Bendegem, Maria Bicudo, Roger Miarka, Ladislav Kvasz, Regina Moeller

  • Series Title: ICME-13 Topical Surveys

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40569-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • License: CC BY

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-40568-1Published: 04 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-40569-8Published: 15 July 2016

  • Series ISSN: 2366-5947

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-5955

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 26

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Philosophy of Education, Educational Philosophy

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