Scientific & Mathematical Bodies

The Interface of Culture and Mind

  • SungWon Hwang
  • Wolff-Michael Roth

Part of the New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education book series (NDMS, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. SungWon Hwang, Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 1-18
  2. From the Sense of the Body to the Body of Sense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-23
    2. SungWon Hwang, Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 25-37
    3. SungWon Hwang, Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 39-56
  3. The Role of the Body in Sense Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-61
    2. SungWon Hwang, Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 63-75
    3. SungWon Hwang, Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 77-92
    4. SungWon Hwang, Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 93-104
    5. SungWon Hwang, Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 105-114
  4. The Body in A Strange World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-118
    2. SungWon Hwang, Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 119-143
    3. SungWon Hwang, Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 145-163
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 165-183

About this book

Introduction

This book is about the sensuous, living body without which individual knowing and learning is impossible. It is the interface between the individual and culture. Recent scholarship has moved from investigated knowing and learning as something in the mind or brain to understanding these phenomena in terms of the body (embodiment literature) or culture (social constructivism). These two literatures have expanded the understanding of cognition to include the role of the body in shaping the mind and to recognize the tight relation between mind and culture. However, there are numerous problems arising from ways in which the body and culture are thought in these separate research domains. In this book, the authors present an interdisciplinary, scientific initiative that brings together the concerns for body and for culture to develop a single theory of cognition centered on the living and lived body. This book thereby contributes to bridging the gap that currently exists between theory (knowing that) and praxis (knowing how) that is apparent in the existing science and mathematics education literatures.

Editors and affiliations

  • SungWon Hwang
    • 1
  • Wolff-Michael Roth
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
  2. 2.University of VictoriaCanada

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