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Culturally-responsive mathematics pedagogy through complexivist thinking

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Abstract


  • This paper uses a complexity lens to consider the pedagogical project of culturally responsive mathematics. Need for new and different theoretical perspectives for Aboriginal education arise from chronic underachievement among Canada’s Aboriginal students. Culturally responsive mathematics pedagogy as a complex learning system allows a different view into the interrelationships and necessary conditions between culture, education and society, a view that aims to open new possibility for curriculum development, Aboriginal schooling and cultural renewal, while ensuring success for students.

UOW Authors


  •   Nielsen, Wendy
  •   Nicol, Cynthia (external author)
  •   Owuor, Jenipher (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Nielsen, W. S., Nicol, C. & Owuor, J. (2008). Culturally-responsive mathematics pedagogy through complexivist thinking. Complicity: an international journal of complexity in education, 5 (1), 33-47.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1105&context=edupapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/104

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 33

End Page


  • 47

Volume


  • 5

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • This paper uses a complexity lens to consider the pedagogical project of culturally responsive mathematics. Need for new and different theoretical perspectives for Aboriginal education arise from chronic underachievement among Canada’s Aboriginal students. Culturally responsive mathematics pedagogy as a complex learning system allows a different view into the interrelationships and necessary conditions between culture, education and society, a view that aims to open new possibility for curriculum development, Aboriginal schooling and cultural renewal, while ensuring success for students.

UOW Authors


  •   Nielsen, Wendy
  •   Nicol, Cynthia (external author)
  •   Owuor, Jenipher (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Nielsen, W. S., Nicol, C. & Owuor, J. (2008). Culturally-responsive mathematics pedagogy through complexivist thinking. Complicity: an international journal of complexity in education, 5 (1), 33-47.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1105&context=edupapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/104

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 33

End Page


  • 47

Volume


  • 5

Issue


  • 1