Theory meets method in mathematics education research

This project is about ideas and different ways of theorizing and analyzing mathematics education. It explores the fundamental philosophical tenets underpinning key theoretical frameworks and investigates how these tenets map onto particular kinds of research practice in mathematics education research. Our focus is on six key philosophical sources, namely Vygotsky, Foucault, Lacan, Deleuze, Latour, and Braidotti. Insights from these theorists provide the means for reflecting on classroom data gathered from two year 9 mathematics classrooms—one in New Zealand and the other in United States.

Principal investigator: Professor Margaret Walshaw

Collaborator: Professor Elizabeth de Freitas, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Adelphi University, New York

Funding: Massey University International Visitor Research Fund