id: 02357217
dt: j
an: 2004a.00227
au: DÃ¶rfler, Willi
ti: Mathematics and mathematics education: Content and people, relation and
difference.
so: Educ. Stud. Math. 54, No. 2-3, 147-170 (2003).
py: 2003
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: D20
ut: mathematicology; socialization
ci:
li: doi:10.1023/B:EDUC.0000006118.25919.07
ab: A broad view of mathematics education takes it as the study of how people
learn and do mathematics. Starting with this view, the actual and
potential relationships of mathematics education as a research
discipline to mathematics as a field of knowledge and activity and to
the mathematicians carrying out that activity are analyzed. This leads
to the picture of a gulf between the two scientific communities which
are based in different cultures of thinking and research. A
(meta-)study of mathematics and all its facets termed here
mathematicology is proposed. It could serve as common ground for
cooperative studies by mathematicians and mathematics educators.
Thereby the gulf will not necessarily become narrower but a bridge over
the differences and mutual misunderstandings could be built.
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