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Brian Griffiths (1927–2008): a tribute to a pioneer in mathematics education

Jones, Keith and Rowland, Tim (2008) Brian Griffiths (1927–2008): a tribute to a pioneer in mathematics education Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 28, (2), pp. 1-6.

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Brian Griffiths (Professor Emeritus, University of Southampton) was one of the pioneers of mathematics education and played a significant role in developing the field from the mid-1960s onwards. As well as being remembered for his work on what continue to be known as ‘Griffiths-type’ topological spaces, Brian’s most profound contribution to the establishment of mathematics education as an academic field was, with Geoffrey Howson, in offering a conceptualisation of the relationship between mathematics, society and curricula.

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Published date: September 2008
Additional Information: Proceedings of the Day Conference held at the University of Southampton, Saturday 27th June 2008, and of the New Researchers’ Day Conference held at the University of Chichester on Friday 26th June 2008, edited by M. Joubert
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, topology, mathematics, school, understanding, brian griffiths, society, curricula, griffiths-type, topological, spaces
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 63455
ISSN: 1463-6840
PURE UUID: f4551346-bf71-43cd-95e5-8ab6dd0ca121
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 08 Oct 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:17

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