The course covers a range of theoretical approaches to understanding and studying mathematics education from a social perspective, focusing primarily on sociological theories but making connections to other approaches used in the field (e.g. socio-cultural approaches, ethnomathematics etc.). The content is organised under three major themes: Discourse and Discourses; The Individual in Society; Class, Gender and Ethnicity. Within each theme we consider theoretical resources and examples of their use within mathematics education research. Supplementary themes may be added depending on the students’ research interests. The methodological implications of adopting particular theoretical perspectives are discussed.

Kursplan, Social Perspectives in Mathematics Education (55 Kb)

Language: English