Coordinator: Prof. Anwesh Mazumdar
Coordinator: Dean's Office
The Social Political and Educational Management of Uncertainty and co-construction of Value(s)
Following the work of anthropologists, mainly David Graeber, I start with the premise that cultures are organized around values and that values provide the frame for various social actors to coordinate their actions. From that premise I propose to enquire how Mathematics and society co-construct each other through the medium of values. Particularly I propose to look at how Mathematics of uncertainty management and data handling constructs and supports certain value frames and the role of educational spaces in facilitating this. The objective of the enquiry is to gather insights which can help re-imagine Mathematics education/learning such that it doesn't act as a site of reproduction of value systems which exacerbate asymmetries but instead aims to promote equity and justice.
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