ERIC Number: ED341576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-13
Revisiting Mathematics Education: China Lectures.
This book represents a compilation of the views and ideas of the late Hans Freudenthal, representing his last major contribution to the field of mathematics education. Rather than a presentation of new views, Freudenthal selected and streamlined old ideas, many gathered from his lectures in China, and formed a review of questions and issues in mathematics education. The book is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1, "Mathematics Phenomenologically", explores different aspects of mathematics: What is Mathematics?; "Didactical Principles", discusses the organization of the teaching/learning processes relevant to mathematics, and is divided into four subsections: (1) Guided Reinvention; (2) Bonds with Reality; (3) Learning Processes; and (4) Long-term Learning Processes. Finally, chapter 3, "The Landscape of Mathematics Education", explores the theoretical foundations of mathematics education, and relates it to the current research and practice in the fields in three subsections: (1) Theory of Mathematics Education; (2) Research in Mathematics Education; and (3) Practice of Mathematics Education. Included is a list of the author's publications on mathematics education containing 201 entries. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Discovery Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Heuristics, Learning Processes, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Education, Models, Teaching Methods
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 101 Philip Drive, Norwell, MA 02061 ($69.00).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED454299