The Art of Mathematics: Bedding down for a new era (English)

in Educational Philosophy and Theory ; 39 , 7 ; 755-765
Educational Philosophy and Theory

Comparisons made between art and mathematics so often centre on the beauty of mathematics and how its forms might be seen as aesthetically pleasing. Yet the prominence of beauty as an attribute is less prevalent in contemporary art. Rather, art has a much broader scope of concern, perhaps with a greater emphasis on providing apparatus through which we might better understand who we are. This paper considers some performative aspects of contemporary art and draws parallels with some examples of mathematical activity within educative contexts. It argues that the performative dimension of mathematics is underemphasised in school activity and that the social and linguistic conditioning of mathematics within performance is a crucial aspect of the discipline being addressed in school and vocational courses. In particular, proficiency with concretisations of mathematics and the social dynamics that attend these is integral to the broader proficiency of moving between concrete and abstract domains.

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681
Editorial
Peters, Michael A. | 2007
683
Biopolitical Utopianism in Educational Theory
Lewis, Tyson | 2007
703
Wo es war: Psychoanalysis, Marxism, and Subjectivity
Cho, Daniel | 2007
720
‘Ed Tech in Reverse’: Information technologies and the cognitive revolution
Friesen, Norm / Feenberg, Andrew | 2007
737
Leaping Out of Our Skins: Postmodern considerations in use of an electronic whiteboard to foster critical engagement in early literacy lessons
Solvie, Pamela A. | 2007
755
The Art of Mathematics: Bedding down for a new era
Brown, Tony | 2007
766
Being a Whole Person
Garrison, Jim / Schneider, S. B. | 2007
769
Embodied Experience and Sensory Thought
Pallasmaa, Juhani | 2007
772
Embodying Education
Yates, Lyn | 2007
777
Rejoinder
O’Loughlin, Marjorie | 2007
783
Grappling with the Good: Talking about religion and morality in public schools ‐ by Robert Kunzman
Feinberg , Walter | 2007
787
Is Religious Education Possible? A Philosophical Investigation ‐ By Michael Hand
Mackenzie, Jim | 2007
795
Notes on Contributors
| 2007

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