Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 528057
Sist endret: 27. januar 2020 08:41

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 528057
Sist endret: 27. januar 2020 08:41
Prosjekt

Teaching indices as mathematical models and as entry points to critical discussions - Design and research of a teaching toolkit to be used in teacher education- international perspective

prosjektleder

Suela Kacerja
ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Høgskulen på Vestlandet

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Prosjektkategori

  • Anvendt forskning

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Sted
Suela Kacerja

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 1. januar 2018 Slutt: 30. juni 2020

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Tittel

Teaching indices as mathematical models and as entry points to critical discussions - Design and research of a teaching toolkit to be used in teacher education- international perspective

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

This project has as its starting point our previous and current research  (Teaching and learning about indices and their application in society) with indices (such as Body mass Index, Human development index) in two of our courses at our institution. There have we focused on the potentials and limits of the use of indices in mathematics teaching in our teacher education program for starting critical discussions.  We found out in our study that in-service teachers of primary school show critical thinking when asked to discuss how the Body Mass Index (BMI) is designed mathematically, how is it used and how it does influence our society, and if they would use it in their classroom teaching.

Based on those observations, we wish to further develop the idea of using indices in mathematics teaching, by looking at it in two different contexts, with Norwegian and South African pre-service teachers. The proposed project is between the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and the
University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. Ass.prof Suela Kacerja (HVL) and Prof. Cyril Julie (UWC) are leaders for the project. Our main goal is to jointly design a “teaching toolkit for teaching indexes as Mathematical models” to be implemented in pre-service mathematics teacher education master courses at both institutions (Master in Education with specialization in Mathematics at HVL, and Master in Mathematics Education at UWC). A toolkit is a set of learning activities and contains a series of targeted lessons on a topic, annotations on how to deal with anticipated difficulties students might encounter and so advance the students’ learning. The student populations will be teacher education students at the two institutions.
We also want to create synergies between higher education and research by implementing joint research within the project, and invite master and Ph.D students to join in on the development and implementation.

We have already had some meetings in UWC and HVL, and we are currently working with joint articles where we compare data from UWC and HVL master students discussing tasks from the toolkit we have developed. The next face-to-face meeting will take place at UWC, and discussions about the joint papers and participation at ICTMA 19 conference are planned.

One master student from HVL is involved in the project under the supervision of Kacerja & Lilland. She is writing a thesis about existing models (such as indices) used in school and critical discussions in mathematics. As well, one PhD student from UWC is writing her thesis on the topic of the project under the supervision of Cyril Julie.

 

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder
Aktiv cristin-person

Suela Kacerja

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Muhammad Faaiz Gierdien

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Universiteit van Stellenbosch / University of Stellenbosch

June Hove Heggås

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Marius Simon

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Sør-Afrika

Belinda Corneliussen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Sør-Afrika
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Resultater Resultater

Mathematics teacher educators' critical colleagueship.

Kacerja, Suela; Herheim, Rune. 2019, European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. HVLVitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel

Critical competence in mathematics with existing mathematical models, such as BMI.

Kacerja, Suela. 2019, Seminar for mathematics teachers (CPD). HVLVitenskapelig foredrag

Mathematics teacher educators' critical colleagueship.

Kacerja, Suela; Herheim, Rune. 2019, CERME 11. HVLVitenskapelig foredrag

A beginning text about indices as mathematical models used in our society.

Kacerja, Suela. 2016, NOMUS XIII. HVLVitenskapelig foredrag
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