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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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
ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, topology, mathematics, school, understanding, brian griffiths, society, curricula, griffiths-type, topological, spaces

Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education
ePrint ID: 63455
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September 2008Published
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:24
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