Volume 18 · Number 2 · Pages 245–247
Theoretical and Educational Challenges with Enactivist Approaches to Mathematical Cognition

Firat Soylu

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Open peer commentary on the article “Coordination Dynamics of Semiotic Mediation: A Functional Dynamic Systems Perspective on Mathematics Teaching/Learning” by Anna Shvarts & Dor Abrahamson. Abstract: Shvarts and Abrahamson bridge enactivism with Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory and Bernstein’s coordination dynamics, and ground the proposed ideas with a case study. I question the interpretation of enactivism for mathematics educators, and the applicability of the proposed ideas to explain offline mathematics cognition.


Soylu F. (2023) Theoretical and educational challenges with enactivist approaches to mathematical cognition. Constructivist Foundations 18(2): 245–247. https://constructivist.info/18/2/245

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