Publication 2989

Ernest P. (1992) The nature of mathematics: Towards a social constructivist account. Science & Education 1: 89โ€“100. Fulltext at http://cepa.info/2989
Two dichotomies in the philosophy of mathematics are discussed: the prescriptive โ€“ descriptive distinction, and the process โ€“ product distinction. By focusing on prescriptive matters, and on mathematics as a product, standard philosophy of mathematics has overlooked legitimate and pedagogically rewarding questions that highlight mathematics as a process of knowing which has social dimensions. In contrast the social-constructivist view introduced here can affect the aims, content, teaching approaches, implicit values, and assessment of the mathematics curriculum, and above all else, the beliefs and practices of the mathematics teacher.

Local

The publication is bookmarked in the following reading lists:

None You cannot bookmark this publication into a reading list because you are not member of any ยป Log in to create one.

There are currently no annotations

To add an annotation you need to log in first
Export bibliographic details as: CF Format · APA · BibTex · EndNote · Harvard · MLA · Nature · RIS · Science