Working with the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic in Mathematics Education: A Comprehensive Casebook

1st Edition

Marianna Bosch, Yves Chevallard, Francisco Javier García, John Monaghan

Published November 4, 2019
Reference - 240 Pages - 33 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367187705 - CAT# K416915
Series: European Research in Mathematics Education

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This book presents the main research veins developed within the framework of the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic (ATD), a paradigm that originated in French didactics of mathematics. While a great number of publications on ATD are available in French and Spanish, Working with the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic in Mathematics Education is the first directed at English-speaking international audiences.

Written and edited by leading researchers in ATD, the book covers all aspects of ATD theory and practice, including teaching applications. The chapters feature the most relevant and recent investigations presented at the 6th international conference on the ATD, offering a unique opportunity for an international audience interested in the study of mathematics teaching and learning to keep in touch with advances in educational research. The book is divided into four sections and the contributions explore key topics such as:

  • The core concept of ‘praxeology’, including its development and functionalities
  • The need for new teaching praxeologies in the paradigm of questioning the world
  • The impact of ATD on the teaching profession and the education of teachers

This is the second volume in the New Perspectives on Research in Mathematics Education. This comprehensive casebook is an indispensable resource for researchers, teachers and graduate students around the world.


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