The previous issue of ZDM raised several fundamental issues on the role of modeling in the school curricula at micro and macro levels In this paper we complement the approaches described there by discussing some of the issues and the barriers to the implementation of mathematical modeling in school curricula raised there from the perspective of the on going work of the models and modeling research group. In doing so we stress the need for critical literacy as well as the need to initiate a new research agenda based on the fact that we are now living in a fundamentally different world in which reality is characterized by complex systems. This may very well require us to go beyond conventional notions of modeling.
|Number of pages
|ZDM - International Journal on Mathematics Education
|Published - 2006