id: 06439571
dt: a
an: 2015d.00266
au: Coessens, Kathleen; François, Karen; van Bendegem, Jean Paul
ti: Olympification versus aesthetization: the appeal of mathematics outside the
classroom.
so: Smeyers, Paul (ed.) et al., Educational research: material culture and its
representation. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-03082-1/hbk;
978-3-319-03083-8/ebook). Educational Research 8, 163-178 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: D20 M10 D30 D40 B60
ut: olympification; out-of-school mathematics; classroom mathematics;
interaction; material grounding; experiences
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03083-8_11
ab: Summary: In this chapter we explore how mathematics education is caught by
a meritocratic sense of the useful and how it could benefit from a more
creative and experiential approach. The notion of olympification in
mathematics education comes to the fore in the analysis of the
differences between the measurements of PISA and TIMSS, further
detailed by an example of Flanders (Belgium). Besides the observation
of the olympification we consider the possibility of another
perspective on mathematics education, looking at a way of bringing
classroom mathematics in interaction with the material grounding of
mathematics and with other experiences in life. Based on the content
analysis of eight international journals concerning mathematical
education we demonstrate the extent in which teachers and researchers
take care of outside classroom experiences as possible input for a
mathematical curiosity and understanding. Focusing on the relation
between mathematics and art we will shortly explore different examples
of mathematics within the arts. Finally we bring an example of how a
mathematician can creatively bring mathematics outside the classroom.
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