Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Date & Time

14 August 2015, 00:00 - 06 November 2015, 00:00

Venue

Academy of Singapore Teachers, 2 Malan Road, Singapore 109433

Department

Mathematics & Mathematics Education (MME)
Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)

Category

Professional Development

Events Details

Mathematics education is undergoing significant changes in terms of content and pedagogy. Given the importance of mathematics in our society, we need to be aware of these fundamental changes. Further, as the form and substance of school mathematics has evolved from any different disciplines, we need to understand the theory and practice from psychological, sociological, philosophical and mathematical perspectives.

In this course, we will discuss developments from psychological points of view. Various theorists such as Skemp, Dienes and Bruner and general theories such as constructivism and information processing will be discussed. The focus will be on the specific implications of theories for the teaching and learning of mathematics. 

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