Mindfully Navigating the Wind and Water: Defining the Currents of Metaphors that Interfere with Excellence in Mathematics Education
Abstract / Synopsis
We bring to the forefront of educational thought a specific attitude toward the COVID-19 crisis that harnesses the symbolism of wind and water to navigate the cultural storm interfering upon our mathematical and pedagogical craft. The purpose of our paper is to open up space for opportunities in mathematics education using integral mindfulness as the rudder to readjust our bearings. More specifically, through conceptual analyses and making explicit the currents of change, disorder, and technology, we can apply discernment to these metaphors that intersect our pedagogy to re-align efforts and attitudes toward an integrated (aperspectival) culture of mathematics education. Through shared responsibility during these tumultuous times, we can once again strive toward the pursuit of excellence in mathematics education.
Rob Blom, Olivia Lu & Chunlei Lu, "Mindfully Navigating the Wind and Water: Defining the Currents of Metaphors that Interfere with Excellence in Mathematics Education," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 12 Issue 1 (January 2022), pages 172-179. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202201.12. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol12/iss1/12