The concept and role of theory in mathematics education

  title={The concept and role of theory in mathematics education},
  author={Mogens Niss},
  • Mogens Niss
  • Published 2006
On closer inspection, however, it is not clear at all what “theory” actually means in mathematics education. Nor is it clear where the entities referred to as theories invoked in mathematics education come from, how they are developed, what foundations they have, or what roles they play in the field. It seems problematic that a key entity for the furthering of research in a field is ill-defined and has an unclear status and function in the field. Therefore, we have to pay much more attention to… CONTINUE READING

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