HUMANIZATION OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE 5TH GRADE: TENDENCIES OF CHANGE IN EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGYJournal: Švietimas: Politika, Vadyba, Kokybe / Education Policy, Management and Quality (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2011-08-31
Authors : Nijolė Cibulskaitė;
Page : 11-20
Keywords : teaching subjects; educational methodology;
One of the main principles on which the education reform in Lithuania was based – was the principle of humanity. Realization of this principle presupposed the provisions of humanization of teaching subjects at school. Search for a theoretical model of humanization of teaching mathematics, which was presented in authors' dissertation, revealed that one of the most important factors of education process that influence the success of humanization of mathematical education is educational methodology. Educational goals to teach students think critically, solve problems and improve their general competencies have brought innovations in teaching of mathematics. That is why teachers have developed modern methodology in teaching and learning mathematics. It is appropriate to analyse the change of the teaching methodology, focusing more on the methods of active teaching and learning. By performing scientific educational research on mathematical education, it was sought to accentuate the peculiarities of teaching mathematics and tendencies of change in 5–10th grades of secondary school. By studying education methodology applied by teachers of mathematics it was researched how often teachers of mathematics apply modern learning and teaching activities in the basic school. Results of several researches performed in 2004–2010 in 5th grades are presented in this article and summarized in this aspect. The first research was carried out in 2004, the second – in 2006, the third – in 2008 and the last – in 2010. 162, 173, 186 and 194 students of the V forms of the basic and secondary schools from different Lithuanian regions were interviewed. The research results let draw the conclusions: – mathematics teachers applied such traditional methods as independent work, self–control, work with visual manuals; – mathematics teachers must pay more attention to control in pairs, to work in groups, to the possi-bilities for choose of the work‘s variant, to emphasize of historical elements; – the frequency of the student‘s work with computers and the project‘s making is increasing now.
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