Introduction to the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic (ATD)

  • Marianna BoschEmail author
  • Josep Gascón
Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)


The chapter briefly introduces the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic (ATD) by referring to the data from Chap.  2. ATD provides a frame for investigating mathematical and didactic activities in terms of praxeologies, focusing on their components, dynamics, and the conditions that enable their existence and development in a given institutional setting. The main idea of the concept of praxeologies is that all human activities comprise and link two parts, a practice and a theory one.


Theories Anthropological theory of the didactic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IQS School of ManagementUniversitat Ramon LlullBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Facultat de Ciències, Departament de MatemàtiquesUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), BarcelonaSpain

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