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Ole Skovsmose

Ole Skovsmose

Ole Skovsmose has a special interest in critical mathematics education. He has investigated the notions of landscape of investigation, mathematics in action, students’ foreground, and ghettoising. He has been professor at the Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark. He is now retired and lives most of his time in Brazil where he collaborates at the Postgraduate Programme in Mathematics Education at Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Campus de Rio Claro. He has published more than twenty books including Towards a Philosophy of Critical Mathematics Education, Dialogue and Learning in Mathematics Education (together with Helle Alrø), Travelling Through Education, In Doubt, An Invitation to Critical Mathematics Education, and Opening the Cage (edited together with Brian Green).


Ole Skovsmose combines his academic career with an artistic. He has staged exhibitions in galleries and museums in many different countries. Besides, he has participated in various collaborative art projects, for instance combining music and painting. The book Saudade shows many of his paintings, and tells about his work. Ole Skovsmose is a member of the Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques and the Danish Association of Visual Artists (Billedkunstnernes Forbund).