MATHEMATICS TEACHER EDUCATION AND THE FLEXIBLE USE OF TECHNOLOGIES IN DIGITAL AGE

Hans-Georg Weigand

Abstract


Advantages and disadvantages of the use of digital technologies (DT) in mathematics lessons are worldwide dissussed controversially. Many empirical studies show the benefit of the use of DT in classrooms. However, despite of inspiring results, classroom suggestions, lesson plans and research reports, the use of DT has not succeeded, as many had expected during the last decades. One reason is or might be that we have not been able to convince teachers and lecturers at universities of the benefit of DT in the classrooms in a sufficient way. However, to show this benefit has to be a crucial goal in teacher education because it will be a condition for preparing teachers for industrial revolution 4.0. In the following we suggest a competence model, which classifies – for a special content (like function, equation or derivative) – the relation between levels of understanding (of the concept), representations of DT and different kind of classroom activities. The flesxible use of digital technologies will be seen in relation to this competence model, results of empirical investigations will be intergrated and examples of the use of technologies in the upcoming digital age will be given.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25073/0866-773X/304

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