01 January 2013
DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION, GLOBAL EDUCATION, CRITICAL MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, CRITICAL RESEARCH, GLOBAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES, MATHEMATICAL COMPETENCIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELLING, MODELLING PROCESS, CRITICAL THINKING, EMANCIPATION, EMPOWERMENT, GLOBAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL JUSTICE, DEMOCRACY, GLOBAL ISSUES, POVERTY
This article describes a scientific and practical journey through the worlds of mathematics education and development education/global education. It explores one link in detail: critical mathematics education and the competency 'mathematical modelling' in theory and practice. It describes a case study of a secondary school in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, based on a model of critical research. A central theme is the value of a holistic, self-organized learning process in which global and mathematical competencies and skills are combined. The research identifies the value such a process provides in helping students understand their role in a global society, including recommendations for schools, policy, and research.