ERIC Number: ED433225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Mathematics Teaching from a Constructivist Point of View. Proceedings of Topic Group 6 at the International Congress on Mathematical Education (8th, Seville, Spain, July 14-21, 1996). Faculty of Education Report No. 3.
Bjorkqvist, Ole, Ed.
The nationalities of the authors reflect the purpose of the Topic Group, to give an overview of international research on mathematics teaching within a constructivist framework as of 1996. The studies are theoretical as well as empirical, and show a variety of research interests. There is, however, evidence for an emphasis on social aspects within the overall constructivist framework. Social constructivism--together with other similar theoretical starting points--appears to have reached a strong position worldwide within the field of research in mathematics education. Papers include: (1) "Some Questions for Constructivists to Answer" (Ole Bjorkqvist--Finland); (2) "Constructing Mathematics, Learning and Teaching" (Barbara Jaworski--UK); (3) "Constructivism and Constructivist Teaching--Can They Co-exist?" (Carolyn A. Maher--USA); (4) "The Struggles of a 'Constructivist' Curricular Innovation" (Paola Valero--Colombia); (5) "Exploring the Socio-Constructivist Aspects of Maths Teaching: Using 'Tools' in Creating a Maths Learning Culture" (Anna Chronaki--UK); (6) "Study of the Constructive Approach in Mathematics Education" (Tadao Nakahara and Masataka Koyama--Japan); (7) "Basic Imagery and Understandings for Mathematical Concepts" (Peter Bender--Germany); and (8) "Context as Construction" (David Clarke and Sue Helme--Australia). (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Theories, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Abo Akademi Univ., Vasa (Finland). Faculty of Education.