Transforming Learning Ethnomathematics through Contemplative Practices


Contemplative Practice Fellowships


Wilkes Honors College


This project involves developing a team-taught interdisciplinary course titled “Ethnomathematics: A Contemplative Approach,” which addresses how mathematical knowledge has been constructed within a variety of value systems, with culturally specific meanings and spiritual implications. The project includes researching bibliographical sources and planning course activities that allow students to develop methods of concentration, deepen their understanding of a cross-cultural intellectual heritage, and cultivate mindfulness about the nature of knowledge.