publication . Other literature type . Preprint . 2020

Corona, mathematics, and the limits of democratic control

Kollosche, David; Meyerhöfer, Wolfram;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 May 2020
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
Maturity and citizenship in a democracy require that laypersons are able to critically evaluate experts’ use of mathematics. Learning to critically reflect on the use of mathematics, including the acquisition of the mathematical knowledge and skills required to that end, has been repeatedly postulated as an indispensable goal of compulsory education in mathematics. However, it remained unclear in how far such reflection is possible, even for the well-educated layperson in mathematics. We use different discussions in German mass media on the pandemic policy in the SARS-CoV-2 crisis in 2020 as examples with far-reaching individual and social consequences. The sele...
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free text keywords: Critical reflection, Democratic control, Expert-layperson-communication, Corona, Critical reflection, Democratic control, Expert-layperson-communication, Corona
Communities
COVID-19
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