
06451955
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2015d.00868
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis
Bridging policy debates on risk assessments and mathematical literacy.
Ubuz, Behiye (ed.) et al., CERME 8. Proceedings of the eigth congress of the European Society of Research in Mathematics Education, Antalya, Turkey, February 610, 2013. Ankara: Middle East Technical University (ISBN 9789754293159). 819828 (2013).
2013
Ankara: Middle East Technical University
EN
K70
M40
M70
K40
risk assessments
societal issues
critical democratic competence
mathematical modelling
statistical literacy
Summary: The aim of this paper is to generate discussions on why to develop mathematical literacy and critical thinking related to risk assessments and how. The paper presents ideas and key points from the academic literature on science for policy related to uncertainty and risk assessments. These are elaborated and exemplified. I further show that these match aspects of mathematical literacy and related literature on research in mathematics education. Perspectives from the two academic communities are then combined, resulting in a framework for increasing competences useful for public participation. The theoretical foundation of the framework constitutes the starting point for a series of future research questions and research projects.