Riv. Mat. Univ. Parma, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2023

Susana Vásquez [a], Berta Barquero [b] and Marianna Bosch [c]

A Study and Research Path about the evolution of COVID-19 at secondary school: Conditions for an interdisciplinary approach

Pages: 281-298
Received: 7 June 2022
Accepted in revised form: 28 April 2023
Mathematics Subject Classification: 97M10, 97C70, 97B10.
Keywords: Interdisciplinarity, Study and Research Paths, anthropological theory of the didactic, secondary school level, modelling, pandemic.
Authors address:
[a]: Col.legi Natzaret, Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
[b],[c]: Department of Linguistics, Science and Mathematics Education, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

This research was made thanks to "Col.legi Natzaret", the Spanish ministry project PID2021-126717NB-C31 (MCIU/AEI/FEDER, UE) and the Erasmus+ Programme IDENTITIES (Grant Agreement 2019-1- IT02-KA203- 063184).

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Abstract: This paper discusses the experience of the design and implementation of an instructional proposal about the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in secondary school. The proposal is based on the so-called 'study and research paths' (SRP) grounded on the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic. This SRP is closely linked to the design of a teacher education proposal (described in [1]) aiming to provide secondary school teachers with tools to address interdisciplinarity. We here focus on the collaboration between researchers and secondary school teachers in adapting and transposing an open teaching project to inquire into the role of models and modelling from different disciplines in the study of the evolution of COVID-19. We focus on discussing the ecology of the 'interdisciplinary' SRP, that is, the analysis of the conditions that have facilitated the development of this SRP and the constraints that hinder its progress within an interdisciplinary approach.

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