Promoting mathematics teaching in the framework of STEM integration

Maria Cristina Costa, António Domingos

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Abstract

A growing number of studies and reports all over the world refer to the importance of integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), in order to meet the increasing challenges of the 21st Century. In particular, STEM education can be an innovative way of learning and teaching mathematics. But, despite recommendations to relate these subjects, there is lack of research about STEM integration and there is the need of more empirical research about this subject. This paper presents an empirical study about the development and implementation of mathematical interdisciplinary tasks related to STEM integration in the context of primary school teachers Continuing Professional Development. With a qualitative methodology and an interpretative approach based on a case study, findings of our research show that it is possible to promote the teaching of mathematics in the framework of STEM integration by supporting teachers in the development and implementation of interdisciplinary tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, CERME11
PublisherUtrecht University
Pages4749-4756
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event11th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, CERME11 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Feb 201910 Feb 2019

Conference

Conference11th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, CERME11
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period6/02/1910/02/19

Keywords

  • Hands-on
  • mathematics education
  • primary school
  • professional development
  • STEM education

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