NOMAD – 25(1), 2020
Volume 25, No 1, March 2020
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Camilla Sjölander Nordin
Avtryck i problemlösningsundervisning – en fenomenografisk studie
Helge Fredriksen and Said Hadjerrouit
Exploring engineering students’ participation in flipped mathematics classroom: a discursive approach
Anne Birgitte Fyhn og Håkon Robertsen
Kystfiskermatematikk og skolematematikk: to ulike perspektiver på hva ei méd er
Jenny Svanteson Wester and Angelika Kullberg
Understanding the relationship between length and area when changing the size of a two-dimensional geometric figure
Skapad: 2020-04-07 kl. 14:10
NOMAD 25(1), 2020
Meanings of decision-making in probability and statistics: comparing Chilean and Danish upper secondary school curricula
In this article I investigate the roles given to decision-making in probability and statistics upper secondary school curriculum, in a comparative study between Chile and Denmark. Drawing upon Fairclough’s model for Critical discourse analysis, I analyse selected official curricular texts as examples of broader discursive practices. In particular, I focus on the positioning of social actors and legitimation strategies. Present discourses position students as active decision makers, though in the Chilean case this is only evident in more recent texts. The teaching and learning of probability and statistics are legitimised through the appeal to political, professional and educational authorities, and through narratives of necessity for rational, grounded, evidence-based decisions. In this aspect Danish texts are more open to complex social and political decision processes. The analysis illustrates a common search for linking mathematics education to democratic involvement in social and political decision-making, but failing to specify the relevance of probability and statistics beyond the individual psychological scope.
Raimundo Elicer is a PhD student in the programme of Didactics of mathematics with connections to history and philosophy of science, in the Department of Science and Environment at Roskilde University, Denmark. His main research interest is the didactics of probability and statistics from a critical mathematics education perspective.
Skapad: 2020-04-07 kl. 13:43