Philosophies and Pedagogies of Mathematics
Handal, B. (2009). Matematik pedagojisi ve felsefesi. Ilkogretim Online, 8(1), 1-6.
Handal, B. (2009). Philosophies and pedagogies of mathematics. Elementary Education Online, 8(1), 1-6.
The paper discusses major philosophical stances on the nature of mathematics as held by foundationalists and quasi-empiricalism supporters. It is argued that the contrasting philosophical views between the two groups parallels in many respects the pedagogical debate between behaviourism and socio-constructivism. It is also argued that behaviourism has been influenced by foundationalist conceptions of mathematics while socio-constructivism has been influenced by quasi-empirical philosophies.