Hans Freudenthal: A mathematician on didactics and curriculum theory

  title={Hans Freudenthal: A mathematician on didactics and curriculum theory},
  author={Kpe Koeno Gravemeijer and Jan Terwel},
  journal={Journal of Curriculum Studies},
  pages={777 - 796}
The main ideas in the work of Hans Freudenthal (1905-1990), the Dutch mathematician and mathematics educator, related to curriculum theory and didactics are described. Freudenthal's educational credo, 'mathematics as a human activity', is explored. From this pedagogical point of departure, Freudenthal's criticism of educational research and educational theories is sketched and fleshed out. Freudenthal's approaches to mathematics education, developmental research and curriculum development can… 

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