MODERNIZING MATHEMATICS EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA: A TEACHER FRIENDLY APPROACHJournal: Problems of Education in the 21st Century (Vol.14, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2009-10-10
Authors : Bojan Hvala;
Page : 34-43
Keywords : mathematics education; pedagogical approach to teachers; ICT; key aspects of teaching mathematics;
Nowadays, we are facing a large number of varied educational projects which aim to direct and modernize mathematics education. Many institutions (from university bodies and institutes to individual secondary and elementary schools, networks of schools and private enterprises) make an appearance on the project market and contribute their ideas. Such quantity can cause confusion among teachers. Encouraged by the article, a mathematician's lament, by Paul Lockhard, we present some simple principles for classroom work that, in our opinion, would enhance the efficiency of mathematics classes in the long term. Thus we try to help mathematics teachers build a strategy for a fruitful approach to the ideas, recommendations and advertisements on the educational market. Showing the respect towards the quality mathematics teachers and avoiding discouraging and confusing them are some of the leading ideas that we should pursue in our attempt to improve mathematics education. At the end, we also offer some recommendations about the teacher training system.
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