Tomorrow’s math teachers are multicultural
During two intensive weeks at Linnaeus University, students at teacher training programmes from across Europe get inspiration and knowledge on how to teach and learn mathematics in different cultures.
On 8-18 March, more than 40 students from various parts of Europe come together at Linnaeus University. The students come to Växjö to study the course Mathematics Problem Solving in European Teacher Education. In addition to practice-oriented knowledge in learning and teaching of mathematics in a multicultural environment, the course will also result in new, inspiring contacts and opportunities to share personal experiences from different cultures.
The course, which comprises 3 credits, is given as an intensive course with compulsory daily activities during the fortnight. Students will be actively involved in preparations, discussions and presentations through lectures, group work and the course’s learning platform on the Internet. They will also create a wiki, which means that IT and new technology will become a natural part of the project.
In order to implement activities they have planned, the students will visit schools in the region – Teleborg Centrum and Bäckaslövskolan in Växjö, Skatelövsskolan in Grimslöv and Prästängsskolan in Alvesta. The course is held by teachers from Linnaeus University in cooperation with teachers from the participating universities.
The students come from the following universities:
- VIA University College, Aarhus, Denmark
- Stenden University, Meppel, Holland
- Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
- Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
- University of Education, Weingarten, Germany
- Linnaeus University, Växjö/Kalmar, Sweden
For more information, contact Erika Stadler, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education, tel +46 (0)470-70 80 18 or (0)70-575 24 04, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also the news item SEK 500 000 to a European project within Mathematics Education