Pedagogy for Socially Response-able mathematics and science education

Year: 2007

Author: Atweh, Bill

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper discusses an approach to mathematics education based on the concept of ethical responsibility. It argues that an ethical approach to mathematics teaching lays the foundations for two focuses in the literature, namely social justice and critical mathematics. It develops a particular understanding of ethical responsibility based on the writings of Emanuel Levinas. Further, it discusses two dimensions of Productive Pedagogy, namely Intellectual Quality and Connectedness, from this ethical responsibility perspective as they relate to mathematics education.