
06639331
j
2016f.00430
Radford, Luis
The epistemic, the cognitive, the human: a commentary on the mathematical working space approach.
ZDM, Math. Educ. 48, No. 6, 925933 (2016).
2016
Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg
EN
D20
C30
C70
cognition
epistemology
activity theory
conceptions of the student
collective versus individual learning
doi:10.1007/s118580160811y
Summary: This article is a commentary on the mathematical working space (MWS) approach and draws on the articles contained in this ZDM issue. The article is divided into three parts. In the first part I discuss the place of the MWS approach among the French theories of didactique des math\'ematiques. In the second part I outline what I think are the central ideas of the MWS approach. I conclude the article with a sketch of what seems to me to be its accomplishments and challenges, focusing mainly on the epistemological and cognitive stances that the MWS approach conveys in order to elucidate the manner in which this approach theoretically assumes that things are known and learned.