To Be Presented in the 11th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics
December 12-16, 2006, Hong Kong SAR, China
Is it time for ICT to drive the curriculum?
iCT Training Centre
Looking around at teaching programs for school and college level mathematics,
there has been little real acknowledgment of the impact ICT could have
on WHAT is taught. There has been plenty of discussion in recent years
about the fantastic impact computer methods can have on HOW the existing
curriculum can be taught. We should now start assuming that students will
be working in the environment that the adults work in - ie with permanent
fast broadband connection and mature and powerful mathematical computer
NOTE: The panels have dipped into this area over the previous few years, but I think it is time now to take a longer look at the possibilities. I will also of course have come fresh from the ICMI study in Hanoi, and will be able to include some ideas from that.
Tied into all this is the impact that a modern looking curriculum would have on the motivation of the young to want to study Mathematics, and of teachers to teach it. I hope this year's Panel will want to cover this aspect.
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