Human ecology
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Psychology of learning mathematics Notes
Notes - 25/3/00

Divergence and mathematics: Orton's questions
My questions:

How do the differences in divergent / convergent thinking in biology and mathematics affect:


Methodology: critical theory.

"Recall that a critical theory strives to interpret the condition of a group of sufferers, make plain to them the cause of their suffering, and by sketching a course of relief, demonstrate that their situation is not immutable. Any such theory is validated by reflective acceptance and ensuing action on the part of its audience. In its standard presentations, then, a critical theory has three aspects: one interpretive, one quasi-causal, one emnacipatory. Whereas Q Methology Q is largely silent on questions of causality, let me suggest that it can generate major contributions to both the interpretive and emancipatory moments of a critical theory. " (my emphasis)
(Dryzek, J.S., 1990, "Discursive Democracy: Politics, Policy, and Political Science")

Advantages of Q methodology:


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