Object structure

Title:

Mathematics education from an axiological and teleological perspectives

Creator:

Pieronkiewicz, Barbara

Subject and Keywords:

didactics of mathematics ; values ; goals ; mathematics education ; humanistic aspects of mathematics education

Publisher:

Educational Research Institute

Date:

2017

Resource Type:

article

Format:

application/pdf

ISSN:

0239-6858

Bibliographic citation:

Edukacja. 2017, 1 (140)

Language:

pol

Coverage:

21st century

Rights:

Creative Commons BY 4.0

Abstract:

While contemporary scientific discourse and educational debates are suffused with, not always effective, questions on both the content and methods of teaching mathematics, questions about the aim, meaning and value of mathematics education, fundamental from the perspective of the learner, seem to remain in the background. This article addresses the humanistic aspects of mathematics. It proposes the adoption of a multidimensional perspective in the study of issues related to mathematics education, encompassing ontological, epistemological and axiological dimensions, with an emphasis on the latter. Zofia Krygowska’s objectives of mathematics education are recalled together with definitions and classifications of the values playing an important role in mathematics related activities of students and teachers. The article concludes with a reflection on the urgent need of looking at mathematics education from the axiological and teleological perspectives, and the importance of conducting research on mathematics education in Poland that would take these dimensions into account.