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School as a manufacturing process

Over most of this century, school has been conceived as a manufacturing process in which raw materials (youngsters) are operated upon by the educational process (machinery), some for a longer period than others, and turned into finished products. Youngsters learn … Continue reading

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Reflections on Liping Ma’s Work

Liping Ma’s book Knowing and teaching elementary mathematics has been very influential in Mathematics Education circles. This is a short summary of the book and my reflections on it. Introduction Liping Ma in her work  compares the teaching of mathematics … Continue reading

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Examinations: Students, Teachers and the System

We think of exams as simple troublesome exchanges with students: Glance at some of the uses of examinations: Measure students’ knowledge of facts, principles, definitions, experimental methods, etc Measure students’ understanding of the field studied Show students what they have … Continue reading

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