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Philosophies and pedagogies of mathematics
Ilköğretim Online (Elementary Education Online)
  • Boris Handal, University of Notre Dame Australia
Year of Publication
2009
Abstract
The paper discusses major philosophical stances on the nature of mathematics as held by foundationalists and quasi-empiricalism supporters. It is argued that the contrasting philosophical views between the two groups parallels in many respects the pedagogical debate between behaviourism and socio-constructivism. It is also argued that behaviourism has been influenced by foundationalist conceptions of mathematics while socio-constructivism has been influenced by quasi-empirical philosophies.
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  • Peer-reviewed
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http://ilkogretim-online.org.tr/vol8say1/v8s1c1.pdf

Citation Information
Boris Handal. "Philosophies and pedagogies of mathematics" Ilköğretim Online (Elementary Education Online) Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (2009) ISSN: 1305-3515
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/boris-handal/4/