Degree in pedagogy of Mother Earth, Etnomathematics and teacher training

2018-10-10T02:55:06Z (GMT) by Carolina Tamayo Osorio

Abstract: The objective of this article is to present the effects of the inclusion of Ethnomathematics as a course in the training program for indigenous teachers of the Bachelor of Pedagogy of Mother Earth (BPME) of the University of Antioquia, Colombia. We start from the experience of two indigenous teachers who teach mathematics in an Alto Cayman community, who were trained in the BPME. We show that the inclusion of Ethnomathematics as one of the central axes has enabled movements of deconstruction of the coloniality of knowledge from the university to, with and from indigenous communities to problematize school Mathematics and their Eurocentric character, to speak in Mathematics as normatively oriented sets of actions with unequivocal aims, that is, as language games.