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CATEGORIES:FERSA Lunchtime Sessions
SUMMARY:Why maths has baggage (and how some people avoid i
t) - David Pomeroy\, Faculty of Education\, Univer
sity of Cambridge
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DESCRIPTION:Many of us view mathematicians as “boring\, obsess
ed with the irrelevant\, socially incompetent\, ma
le and unsuccessfully heterosexual” (Mendick\, 200
5). Why has mathematics picked up this kind of dis
cursive ‘baggage’\, and how does this facilitate o
r impede students’ engagement with mathematics in
schools?\n\nThis seminar will explore how we perce
ive mathematics\, how we experience learning mathe
matics emotionally\, and what this has to do with
social justice. I will report on findings from my
MPhil\, an interview-based study of high-achieving
students\, and outline plans for my PhD\, a socio
logical study of mathematics education in New Zeal
and. You should emerge from this seminar with a gr
eater understanding of how inequality plays out in
the mathematics classroom\, a process with resona
nces in many other areas of education.
LOCATION:Room 2S5\, Donald McIntyre Building\, Faculty of E
ducation\, 184 Hills Road\, Cambridge
CONTACT:Ting Ding
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