On successful completion of the course, the student should
The course provides an introduction to research in mathematics education. The course consists of two main parts:
Part 1 includes practical and ethical aspects of research, methods, justification for the selection of methods and their underlying assumptions. In particular, qualitative research methods and their systematic use in research on the learning of mathematics will be discussed. An introduction to research paradigms is included in the course.
Part 2 focuses on pupils’ learning, on task design, and on social interaction and communication in mathematics education. In the course, we will discuss pupils' development in solving mathematical tasks and different qualitative aspects of mathematical proficiency such as conceptual understanding and different approaches to mathematics education. Social and cultural values are also included. We will discuss various characteristics of tasks, their design, and their use in research. Ability to search relevant research literature from databases and the internet is emphasized. The course emphasizes discussion and especially analysis of literature and empirical data. The literature addresses theoretical and methodological approaches, findings, conclusions and educational implications relevant to mathematics education at school. The course is itself research-based and includes the development of a project on mathematics education in connection with work life and school.
3- houers digital written exam which count 1/3 and an Individual project work which count 2/3. Graded assessment in both items.
Faculty of Engineering and Science