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ERIC Number: EJ1106738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
From the Cognitive to the Epistemological Programme in the Didactics of Mathematics: Two Incommensurable Scientific Research Programmes?
Gascon, Josep
For the Learning of Mathematics, v23 n2 p44-55 2003
In the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) study, "Mathematics Education as a Research Domain: A Search for Identity" (Sierpinska and Kilpatrick, 1998), an eclectic point of view is adopted in terms of both the object of study in mathematics education and the objectives of research, the types of problems that it is to take care of, and the nature of mathematics education as a discipline. In that context, it seems strange that some of the contributions to the ICMI study propose taking the comparison of theoretical foci in mathematics education as a problem of research in itself. One objective of this article is to contribute to that discussion. To do this the author first presents the preconceptions which he disagrees with and the basic hypotheses that guide his point of view on the nature of didactics in mathematics and it's relation to mathematics education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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