Relationship As Interest
The conventional focus of mathematics educators on epistemological issues (i.e., dealing with questions of knowledge, programs of study, learning, and instruction) eclipses the fact that education is an ontological issue (involving us in questions of existence, being, and identity) . . . what one knows and what one does cannot be dissociated from who one is. As Maturana and Varela concisely phrase it: Knowing is doing is being.