A Contemporary Theory of Mathematics Education Research

Authors: Brown, Tony

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  • Addresses the domain, purpose and functioning of contemporary research in mathematics education
  • Generates original ways of looking at mathematics education
  • Links to major discussions in the international literature and comprises original recent research
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This book by-passes both psychology and sociology to present an original social theory centered on seeing mathematical learning by everyone as an intrinsic dimension of how mathematics develops as a field in support of human activity. Here, mathematics is defined by how we collectively talk about it. Drawing on psychoanalytic theory, the student is seen as participating in the renewal of mathematics through their contributions to our collective gaze on mathematics as the field responds to ever new demands. As such learning takes a critical stance on the standard initiations into current practices often promoted by formal education.
In the field of mathematics education, researchers have moved from psychology where individual students were seen as following natural paths of development through existing mathematical knowledge, to socio-cultural models predicated on students being initiated into the human world and understood through the reflective gazes this world has of itself, such as those found in comparisons of student learning in different countries. This book addresses the domain, purpose and functioning of contemporary research in mathematics education and is an original contribution to this theme.
The book is aimed at a mathematics education research audience. It continues a dialogue with existing publications, seen widely as a cutting edge and will also be of interest to students and practitioners in the fields of qualitative research, social theory and psychology.

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Tony Brown is Professor of Mathematics Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research mainly considers mathematics education and teacher education through the lens of contemporary social theory. He has written nine previous books and many journal articles in these areas.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Contemporary Theory of Mathematics Education Research
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55100-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55100-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55099-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 151
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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