1. MOTIVATING MATHEMATICS LEARNING THROUGH AN INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED
Dr. Peter C. Samuels, Senior Research Fellow, SIGMA Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University Abstract. Many developed nations have a serious problem with a shortage in the supply of numerate graduates, fuelled by their school students' negative attitudes towards their future study of mathematics. At the same time, the smart phone and other personal sensing technological devices are becoming commonplace in schools and universities. The web 2.0 paradigm shift in internet usage is also starting to have a profound effect on social practices in secondary and higher education. This presentation will propose an innovate pedagogy for both motivating mathematics learning and encouraging the acquisition of specific mathematical cognitive skills based on collaborative problem-solving, animation and the realisation of mathematical concepts through robots. At the centre of this pedagogy is the student's personal mobile device.
The research evidence behind each element of the design of the proposed pedagogy will be discussed, along with current and future plans for its implementation.
2. ČITATEĽSKÉ ZRUČNOSTI A STRATÉGIE AKO CESTA K LEPŠÍM ŠTÚDIJNÝM VÝSLEDKOM
Ing. Alena Tomengová, PhD., Ústav bezpečnostného a environmentálneho inžinierstva, Materiálovotechnologická fakulta STU so sídlom v Trnave