New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education

Scientific & Mathematical Bodies

The Interface of Culture and Mind

Authors: Hwang, SungWon, Roth, Wolff-Michael

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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.

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Mathematics in the Flesh

    SungWon Hwang, Wolff-Michael Roth

    Pages 25-37

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scientific & Mathematical Bodies
Book Subtitle
The Interface of Culture and Mind
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-567-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-567-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 183
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