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Mathematics A in Municipal Adult Education: A Case Study about a Non-Traditional Teaching Approach
Linköping University, Department of Educational Science (IUV).
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
Matematik A på KomVux : en fallstudie om ett icke-traditionell arbetssätt (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this project is to describe one teacher's non-traditional approach to teaching Mathematics A in municipal adult education. A case study has been carried out over the course of one semester of teaching, involving classroom observations, formal and informal interviews with the teacher and students, surveys and the collection of teaching materials. Each of the aspects of the teaching approach are described and discussed including “book lessons,” “practical lessons,” examinations and group work. The teacher's and students' comments on the teaching approach are recorded along with my comments. The following two questions are also addressed: What is required of the teacher for the implementation of a non-traditional way of working with Mathematics in adult education? and What is the significance of groups in a non-traditional mathematics environment? The non-traditional teaching approach described in this project was able to be linked to a social-constructivist approach to viewing mathematics teaching and learning. With the help of this project, it can be seen that non-traditional approaches to teaching Mathematics can be implemented in the classroom, even in municipal adult education classrooms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för beteendevetenskap , 2005. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
Mathematics, adult education, non-traditional teaching, case study
Keyword [sv]
matematik, komvux, icke-traditionell undervisning, fallstudie
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-5129ISRN: LIU-LÄR-L-EX--05/130--SEOAI: diva2:21038
Available from: 2006-01-25 Created: 2006-01-25

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