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Kunskapsproduktionens ritualisering

I inlägget Vetenskap som vägvisare skrev jag att en viss uppsättning idéer om vetenskapen – på ett liknande sätt som idéer om demokratin – led ett sorts nederlag,…

Vetenskap som vägvisare

Andrej Slavik vill göra motstånd mot den ekonomiska makten och undrar: Min egen fråga gäller om och hur universitetet kan bli en del av en sådan motrörelse. Akademisk…

Politics, Pedagogy and Anthropology – Three perspectives on Education

This post is a response to a proposition, from Ditte, as to understand Education from the different perspectives of Politics, Pedagogy and Anthropology. I will start by explaining…

The metaphysics of Grube’s mathematics education

In the last post I introduced the mathematics education of August Wilhelm Grube, who’s Leitfaden, first published in 1842 and the in six subsequent editions, was one of…

The Mathematics Education of August Wilhelm Grube (1816-1884)

I have argued, or tried to argue, for some time that modern mathematics education is not very much an ”enlightenment” phenomenon, but to the contrary much more the…

The making of the world

Today Ditte went to Porto to the ECER conference to present her work on the introduction of entrepreneurship in the Swedish school but also to do ”my” presentation about…

Knowledge as substance: A shift of perspective

I recently posted a series of 4 videos on YouTube with the title The Ritual fabrication of mathematical knowledge. On the first of these videos, my friend and…

Stabilizing measures: Method and Market

A central feature of method in modernity, as it was conceptualized in the 19th century (see Gaukroger’s The Emergence of a Scientific Culture, p. 30), in particular in the…

How I work

The idea of approaching education from its outside – and yes, there is something like education that can be addressed from different positions and thus explained according to…

Four types of critique in modernity

Continuing the last post, education is clearly an area of social life where thing can easily go wrong, and thus efforts – institutionalized, stabilized, geographically invariant – are…