The Benefits of Educative Curriculum Materials for Discovery-Based Learning in Primary Mathematics Education

Cornelia Binder, Karl-Heinz Grass, Michaela Kraker, Christina Krause, Anton Gfrerrer, Milena Stavric

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Abstract

In active engagement with mathematical content and problems, learners acquire
knowledge and skills in primary mathematics education. Their understanding is
built up through their own activities and independent exploration of contexts. Such active-constructive learning goes back to Bruner's (1961) theory of discovery learning.
In order to implement this teaching concept, it requires a balance of independent and informative learning. Our research group, composed of mathematics professors and teachers and specialists in didactics and media design creates Educative Curricular Materials that can be used within the framework of discovery learning. The development already takes into account the new competency-based curriculum for Mathematics Education from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), starting in the school year 2023/24.
Educative Curricular Materials are teaching materials that have a dual function:
They offer methodical-didactical structured activities for the learners and they promote the professional development of the teachers. The materials produced expandthe teachers' subject knowledge and didactic repertoire.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2022
Event5th Croatian Conference on Geometry and Graphics - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 4 Sep 20228 Sep 2022

Conference

Conference5th Croatian Conference on Geometry and Graphics
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period4/09/228/09/22

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