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Towards a Critical Professionalism in University Science and Mathematics Education

  • Ole Skovsmose

Descartes is often referred to as the first modern philosopher, as he introduced a new way of looking at knowledge and nature. This new way is initiated by a universal doubt that allows Descartes to question what has been presented as knowledge, regardless of what authority has claimed it to establish fundamental truths

Modernity can also be related to scientific and industrial developments by paying special attention to the fact that the so-called Scientific Revolution was followed by an Industrial Revolution. Naturally, there are no direct causal links between the two revolutions as many elements, including non-scientific ones, contributed to the Industrial Revolution. But it is still important to observe that Modernity relates to scientific and technological development, which introduces new forms of production

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Mathematics Education Knowledge Production Project Work Scientific Revolution Scientific Rationality 
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  • Ole Skovsmose
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  1. 1.Department of Education, Learning and PhilosophyAalborg UniversityDenmark

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