Vol. 13 No. 1 (2002)

How to Do Educational Research in University Mathematics?

Published 2015-04-30


Situated as a Ph.D. student in university mathematics education, I present some of my considerations about my identity as a researcher in this field. I discuss the larger global and local societal issues and their connections to educational research in university mathematics. My discussion goes beyond personal considerations and touches upon the structures and ideas that are both internal and external to university mathematics education. I discuss the different political projects that I can identify from my personal experiences across the fields of educational research, practice, and policy in university mathematics. I place myself firmly within the tradition of critical education, but also draw on postmodern theories. The results of the discussion are the identification of challenges for a postmodern critical mathematics education, with a focus on university mathematics.