Educational Philosophy and Theory 45 (3):287-300 (2013)

Abstract
The primary aim of this article is to bring the work of Deleuze and Guattari to bear on the question ofcommunication in the classroom. I focus on the mathematics classroom, where agency and subjectivity are highly regulated by the rituals of the discipline, and where neoliberal psychological frameworks continue to dominate theories of teaching and learning. Moreover, the nature ofcommunication in mathematics classrooms remains highlyelusive and problematic, due in part to the distinct relationship the discipline has with verbal language and thought. I first discuss current attempts to better address the embodied nature ofcommunication in mathematics classrooms, and argue that these remain overly logo-centric and language-centric in their conception of thinking. I then show how the work of Deleuze and Guattari on thought as a radical disruptive event can be used effectively to critique current pedagogical practices that privilege a narrow conception of communication in the classroom. I examine a set of exemplary classroom videos used in mathematics teacher education to argue that the current approach fails to honor the highly creative and disruptive nature ofthinking.
Keywords assemblage  Deleuze  mathematics  thinking  classroom interaction  language and communication
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2012.00860.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 53,634
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Logic of Sense.G. Deleuze - 2000 - Filosoficky Casopis 48 (5):799-808.
What is Philosophy?Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari - 1991 - Columbia University Press.
Thought and Language.A. L. Wilkes, L. S. Vygotsky, E. Hanfmann & G. Vakar - 1964 - Philosophical Quarterly 14 (55):178.

View all 13 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Non-Language Thinking in Mathematics.Dieter Lohmar - 2012 - Axiomathes 22 (1):109-120.
Seeing Philosophy.Teresa Blankmeyer Burke - 2007 - Teaching Philosophy 30 (4):443-451.
Language and Thought.Christopher Gauker - 1999 - A Field Guide to the Philosophy of Mind.
Towards a Philosophy of Applied Mathematics.Christopher Pincock - 2009 - In Otávio Bueno & Øystein Linnebo (eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Mathematics. Palgrave-Macmillan.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2012-05-31

Total views
105 ( #89,751 of 2,348,975 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #512,628 of 2,348,975 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes