One week ago I suggested a possible topic for discussion--a constructivist approach to math methods. The responses have taken different directions on each listserv.
The NCTM response has been oriented more toward basic philosophical issues and questions, with an initial statement from Wilson and replies from Goldenberg and Sherbine.
The AMTE response has been more practically oriented with suggestions for specific activities from Burton, while Huinker has addressed what the appropriate content focus should be and possible dilemmas, with Hammerman replying to the latter.
I have read all these with interest and have cross-posted them one listserv to the other. But surely there are others out there with input to give. If you have already thought deeply about these matters, please share with us the conclusions you have reached. If you've not done so in the past, I encourage you to begin by reading some of these posts, reflecting on them, and responding.
I am prepared to move the discussion along with any number of additional questions and comments, but at this time, I really would hope first for some additional input from either listserv.
Ron Ward/Western Washington U/Bellingham, WA 98225 firstname.lastname@example.org