Journal Articles

» Annotated bibliography on Contextual Teaching and Learning.

» Anderson, J. R. , Reder, L. M. & Simon, H. A. (1997). Situated versus cognitive processes: form versus substance. Educational Researcher, 26(1), pp.5-11.

» Anderson, J. R. , Reder, L. M. & Simon, H. A. (1996). Situated learning and education. Educational Researcher, 25(4), pp.5-11.

» Breiteig, T. et al. (1993). Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Context, Chichester, Ellis Horwood.

» Burkhardt, H. (1981). The Real World and Mathematics, Blackie, Glasgow.

» Catherine, L. (2001). Samantha Brown: Jill-of-All-Trades. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 6 (7). (Descriptiopn: Owning and operating a home renovation business requires a variety of mathematics skills daily.)

» Crawford, M., Witte, M. (1999). Strategies for Mathematics: Teaching in Context. Educational Leadership, 57 (3), 34-38.

» Cobb, P. & Bowers, J. (1999). Cognitive and situated learning perspectives in theory and practice. Educational Researcher, 28(2), pp.4-15.

» Ernest, P. (1998). Mathematical knowledge and content. In Watson, A. Situated cognition and the learning of mathematics (pp. 12-29). York: QED.

» Evans, J. (1999). Building Bridges: Reflections on the problem of learning in mathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 39, 23-44.

» Jonathan R. T. (2000). Basing a career on base two. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 6 (2). (Description: Kris Kasias, programming consultant, uses numbers and patterns every day in his work.)

» Lave, J. (1988). Cognition in practice: Mind, mathematics and culture in everyday life. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

» Linchevski, L. & Williams, J.S. (1999). Using intuition from everyday life in 'filling' the gap in children's extension of their number concept to include the negative numbers. Educational Studies in Mathematics (special issue on context)

» Lynch, R. L., Padilla, M. J. (2000). Contextual Teaching and Learning in Preservice Teacher Education. Paper presented at the National Conference on Teacher Quality (Washington, DC, January 10, 2000).

» Masingila J.O. (1993). Learning Mathematics Practice in Out-of-school Situations. For the Learning of Mathematics 13(2), 18-22.

» Masingila J.O. , Davidenko, S. & Prus-Wisniowska, E. (1996). Mathematics Learning and Practice in and out of School: A framework for connecting these experiences. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 31, 175-200.

» Nunes, T. , Schliemann, A.D. & Carraher, D.W. (1993). Street mathematics and school mathematics (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press).

» Paul, M. (2000). Running by the numbers. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 6 (4). (Description: Training programs based on number crunching help runners improve their performance.)

» Pozzi, S., Noss R., and Hoyles C. (1998). Tools in Practice, Mathematics in Use. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 36, 105-122.

» Saxe, G.B. (1991). Culture and cognitive development: Studies in mathematical understanding Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

» Schoenfeld, A. (1995). Learning to think mathematically: problem solving, metacognition and sense making in mathematics, in D.A. Grouws, Handbook of research on mathematics teaching and learning, (pp.334-370). New York: Macmillan.

» Schoenfeld, A. (1985). Mathematical problem solving. New York: Academic press.

» Yvelyne G. (1999). The Decorative Ornamental Ironwork of New Orleans: Connections to Geometry and Haiti. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 4 (7).


Online Readings

» Pucel, D. J. (1995). Occupationally specific mathematics requirements and application contexts. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 32(2), 51-75.

» High School Mathematics at Work: Essays and Examples for the Education of All Students (1998). Mathematical Sciences Education Board, National Research Council. Available on-line:

» Mathematics for Work: A report by Susan Forman and Lynn Arthur Steen on issues concerning mathematical preparation for work.

» Everard Barrett. Teaching Mathematics through Context: Unleashing the Power of the Contextual Learner

» Vicky L. Kouba. Setting the Context for Mathematics in Contex

» Julia H. Mitchell, Evelyn F. Hawkins, Francis B. Stancavage, and John A. Dossey. Estimation Skills, Mathematics-in-Context, and Advanced Skills in Mathematics. Research and Development Report

» Why numeracy = everyone’s business. Journal of Australian Education.

» A Summary of the Literature on Contextual Teaching and Learning

(Contextual Teaching and Learning and Transferability)
(Work-Based Learning)
(Service Learning)
(Problem Based Learning)
(Authentic Assessment)

» Contextual Learning

» Employability Skills Profile What Are Employers Looking For?

» U.S. Department of Education Site for CTL

» What is contextual teaching and learning?

» How to Design Mathematics Lessons based on the Realistic Approach?

» CTL University of Georgia, Faculty Internship Portfolio, Summer 1999, John W. Schell.












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