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ERIC Number: EJ1090171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1479-4802
"Experimental Pedagogy" in Germany, Elaborated for Mathematics--A Case Study in Searching the Roots of PME
Schubring, Gert
Research in Mathematics Education, v14 n3 p221-235 2012
PME, the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, was founded in 1976, at the "Third International Congress on Mathematical Education" in Karlsruhe, organised by the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction (ICMI). While PME is thus beyond coming of age and is reflecting its further orientation--due to the present "social turn"--the origins of investigating psychological aspects of mathematics learning have not yet been systematically studied. I am undertaking here a first such approach, concentrating on Germany, where the first pertinent monographs were published in 1913 and 1916. Different endeavours, focussing in particular on the notion of error, merged into the characteristic approach of "experimental pedagogy". Given the key function of ICMI for founding PME, an additional aspect is whether the forerunner of ICMI: the "Internationale Mathematische Unterrichtskommission" (IMUK), founded in 1908, had an impact upon promoting research into the psychology of mathematics education. The pertinent research was effected by psychology; doing research themselves was still outside the horizon of mathematics educators. Perspectives of future research, in particular comparative ones, are outlined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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