Springer, Dordrecht


278 Pages

ISBN 978-3-030-11068-0

ICME-13 Monographs

Traditions in German-speaking mathematics education research

Edited by

Lisa Hefendehl-Hebeker

This open access book shares revealing insights into the development of mathematics education research in Germany from 1976 (ICME 3 in Karlsruhe) to 2016 (ICME 13 in Hamburg). How did mathematics education research evolve in the course of these four decades? Which ideas and people were most influential, and how did German research interact with the international community?

These questions are answered by scholars from a range of fields and in ten thematic sections: (1) a short survey of the developmentof educational research on mathematics in German speaking countries (2) subject-matter didactics, (3) design science and design research, (4) modelling, (5) mathematics and Bildung 1810 to 1850, (6) Allgemeinbildung, Mathematical Literacy, and Competence Orientation (7) theory traditions, (8) classroom studies, (9) educational research and (10) large-scale studies. During the time span presented here, profound changes took place in German-speaking mathematics education research. Besides the traditional fields of activity like subject-matter didactics or design science, completely new areas also emerged, which are characterized by various empirical approaches and a closer connection to psychology, sociology, epistemology and general education research.

Each chapter presents a respective area of mathematics education in Germany and analyzes its relevance for the development of the research community, not only with regard to research findings and methods but also in terms of interaction with the educational system. One of the central aspects in all chapters concerns the constant efforts to find common ground between mathematics and education. In addition, readers can benefit from this analysis by comparing the development shown here with the mathematical education research situation in their own country.

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Hefendehl-Hebeker, L. (ed) (2019). Traditions in German-speaking mathematics education research, Springer, Dordrecht.

Table of Contents

Educational research on mathematics

Gellert Uwe; Hefendehl-Hebeker Lisa; Leuders Timo


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Subject-matter didactics

Hefendehl-Hebeker Lisa


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Design science and design research

Nührenbörger Marcus; Rösken-Winter Bettina; Link Michael; Prediger Susanne


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Mathematical modelling

Vorhölter Katrin; Greefrath Gilbert; Borromeo Ferri Rita; Leiß Dominik; Schukajlow Stanislaw


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Mathematics and bildung 1810 to 1850

Jahnke Hans Niels


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Theories of and in mathematics education

Bikner-Ahsbahs Angelika; Vohns Andreas


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Classroom studies—sociological perspectives

Gellert Uwe; Krummheuer Götz


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Educational research on learning and teaching mathematics

Leuders Timo; Schulz Andreas


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Large-scale studies in mathematics education research

Reiss Kristina; Obersteiner Andreas; Heinze Aiso; Itzlinger-Bruneforth Ursula; Lin Fou-Lai


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