Alternative Theoretical Frameworks for Mathematics Education by Elizabeth de Freitas, Margaret Walshaw

By Elizabeth de Freitas, Margaret Walshaw

This publication explicates a number of the primary philosophical tenets underpinning key theoretical frameworks, and demonstrates how those tenets tell specific types of examine perform in arithmetic schooling study. We think deep figuring out of important theories from the arts and social sciences is important for doing top quality learn in schooling. accordingly, this ebook specializes in six key theoretical resources, unpacking their relevance and alertness to express study examples.   
We situate those key theorists inside of a bigger framework relating the heritage of idea extra commonly, and speak about how competing theories of educating and studying vary by way of their philosophical assumptions. In so doing, we provide context and motivation for specific learn equipment, with the schedule of assisting researchers ponder why specific techniques and never others may well paintings for them.

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