1 Institut for Filosofi, Pædagogik og Religionsstudier, Faculty of Humanities, SDU2 Education, Department for the Study of Culture, Faculty of Humanities, SDU3 Faculty of Humanities, SDU4 Institut for Filosofi, Pædagogik og Religionsstudier, Faculty of Humanities, SDU
In this paper a didactical model is presented. The goal of the model is to work as a didactical tool, or conceptual frame, for developing, carrying through and evaluating interdisciplinary activities involving the subject of mathematics and philosophy in the high schools. Through the terms of Horizontal Intertwining, Vertical Structuring and Horizontal Propagation the model consists of three phases, each considering different aspects of the nature of interdisciplinary activities. The theoretical modelling is inspired by work which focuses on the students abilities to concept formation in expanded domains (Michelsen, 2001, 2005a, 2005b). Furthermore the theoretical description rest on a series of qualitative interviews with teachers from the Danish high school (grades 9-11) conducted recently. The special case of concrete interdisciplinary activities between mathematics and philosophy is also considered.
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