The Structuring of the Structures: Development and Function of Mathematizing as a Social Practice
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The discussion refers to many classroom examples, and gives an outlook onto alternative classroom approaches.
The initial statement "I am a constructivist" has becoming a kind of an academic lip service in many disciplines. Consequent and radical application of this fundamental epistemological principle--although wanted--appears to be much rarer, at least in mathematics education. The serious adoption of the principle for the theoretical modeling of learning and teaching processes in mathematics indeed leads to a radical
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Publication information: Book title: Constructivism in Education. Contributors: Leslie P. Steffe - Editor, Jerry Gale - Editor. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Hillsdale, NJ. Publication year: 1995. Page number: 137.
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