Coordinator: Dr. Anisha Malhotra Dalvi
Coordinator: Prof. Sugra Chunawala
Coordinator: Dean's Office
Prof. Paola Valero, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
In this session we want to bring together a perspective on story-telling in organizations and the challenges of an inclusive mathematics education. Normally people in organizational studies think of schools from a management perspective; and people in mathematics education think of teaching and learning of the subject from a subject-oriented pedagogical perspective. The problem of making possible different educational practices that favor justice and inclusion concerns how organizational stories around mathematics are constructed in classroom practice, in the group of teachers and in the school leadership. Notions of story-telling in the practices of school mathematics education can offer new ways of thinking about what we do and in which directions mathematics education could move.
Paola Valero is a professor at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education in Stockholm University, Sweden. She has taught and researched at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and Aalborg Universitet in Denmark. Her research explores the crossings between the mathematical and scientific rationality, the education in mathematics and science, and society. Through theoretical and empirical studies of pedagogical processes, her research contributes with an understanding of how mathematics education has become central in processes of political, cultural and economic inclusion and exclusion of diverse populations in modern society. Her research is highly interdisciplinary and provides an understanding of math (and science) as subjects of teaching and learning at the intersection between the scientific subjects, educational and pedagogical processes, and society. This basic research is of relevance to the theoretical but also practical construction of teacher education as well as to policy-making.