Uffe Thomas Jankvist has written an article called An empirical study of using history as a ‘goal’. The article was published online in Educational Studies in Mathematics two days ago. Here is the abstract of his article:
This article discusses an empirical study on the use of history as a goal. A historical module is designed and implemented in a Danish upper secondary class in order to study the students’ capabilities at engaging in meta-issue discussions and reflections on mathematics and its history. Based on videos of the implementation, students’ hand-in essay assignments, questionnaires, and follow-up interviews, the conditions, sense, and extent to which the students are able to perform such discussions and reflections are analyzed using a described theoretical framework.