Seen through other eyes: Opening up new vistas in Realistic Mathematics Education through visions and experiences from other countries

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Abstract

This chapter is a synthesis of visions on and experiences with Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) described in the eighteen following chapters of this volume by forty-four authors from fifteen different countries. Through a process of synthesizing information from these chapters and combining and contrasting what the authors wrote about RME, a comprehensive image emerged of the theory and practice of RME, together with some new vistas. The chapter is structured around the following themes: making acquaintance with RME, narratives of first experiences with RME, highlighted outstanding features of RME, processes of implementation of RME and their challenges, adaptations of RME, criticisms of RME, and the flavours of RME that can be found in foreign curricula, textbooks, instructional materials, and teaching methods. Finally, to conclude the chapter, I reflect on new insights related to RME and directions for its further development that can be gained from this input from abroad.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Reflections on the Netherlands Didactics of Mathematics
Subtitle of host publicationVisions on and Experiences with Realistic Mathematics Education
EditorsM. Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20223-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20222-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameICME-13 Monographs
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2520-8322
ISSN (Electronic)2520-8330

Keywords

  • Making acquaintance with Realistic Mathematics Education (RME)
  • Implementation and adaptation of RME
  • Challenges and criticisms of RME
  • Outstanding features of RME
  • Flavours of RME in foreign instructional material

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