## Mathematical Pedagogy

- Date: 06/15/2007

Lecturer(s):

John Mason (Open University)

Location:

University of Alberta

Topic:

Many learners of mathematics seem to take a passive stance towards

their studies, at best assenting to a sequence of definitions and

theorems. The notion of personal example spaces will be developed as a

setting for pedagogical strategies which can be used to provoke

learners into an active (assertive) stance as generators and

re-constructors of mathematical objects and meaning. Various constructs

arising from mathematics education will be used to try to make sense of

the endemic tension between learners' and teachers' conceptions of

learning mathematics.

Other Information:

10th Anniversary Speaker Series 2007