for the learning of mathematics


Jane McChesney and  Susanna Wilson - Vol. 36 Num. 2 (2016)
 Mathematics education in a time of earthquakes: holding on and letting go

14-18
 ABSTRACT:

Two mathematics teacher educators describe their responses during a year disrupted by a serious earthquake and the ongoing effects on students and staff. We discuss our pedagogical responses to unforeseen changes in courses and in students' lives, including the re-calibrating of social relationships. We describe our work in a postgraduate course for teachers and our responses to their new priorities, drawing links to the notion of a 'praxis of living' and the role of mathematics education as a sustaining resource in disrupted times.

 


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