Overview

The purpose of this project is to strengthen pre-service teachers’ mathematical knowledge, particularly higher order thinking capabilities such as mathematical problem solving – a significant issue in Australian and German education (e.g., Office of the Chief Scientist, 2012; Kunter et al., 2011). Strong mathematical knowledge is essential for pre-teachers’ effectiveness in the classroom. This project takes account of the rapid expansion towards on-line delivery of pre-service teacher education programs by generating a Framework for Designing Challenging Online Mathematical Tasks (FDCOMT) – activities that promote problem solving capabilities in addition to basic mathematical skills. The study will (i) develop a FDCOMT and (ii) test the effectiveness of FDCOMT for generating new Challenging Online Mathematical Tasks (COMT).

Chief Investigator

  • Professor Regina Bruder, Ulrike Roder (Darmstadt Technical University, Germany)

Funding

  • Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme $50,000

Duration

2017-2018

Industry Partner

  • Australian Universities/German DAAD

Published

April 26, 2018

Chief Investigator/s

Professor Vince Geiger

Research Status

Active

Research Partners

Dr Jodie Miller (The University of Queensland)

Jill Fielding-Wells (Australian Catholic University)

 

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