Sponsor |
Utrecht
University |
Objectives |
1.
Research; 2. Curriculum development; 3. Assessment; 4. Netwrorking; 5.
Information Technology; 6. Professionalization; 7. Local
experiments. |
Mission |
• To develop a
theoretical approach towards the learning and teaching of mathematics
known as 'Realistic Mathematics Education'. RME incorporates views on what
mathematics is, how students learn mathematics, and how mathematics should
be taught. •
To develop curricula based on Hans Freudenthal's concept of 'mathematics
as a human activity', i.e, students should not be considered as passive
recipients of ready-made mathematics, but rather that education should
guide the students towards using opportunities to reinvent mathematics by
doing it themselves. |
Partners |
N/A.
FI runs projects in several countries including the USA |
Guiding Principles |
'Realistic Mathematics
Education' |
Doctoral and Education
for Specialists |
Ongoing |
Improving Teacher Preparation and Professional Development |
1:
Pre-service Preparation of Elem. and Middle School
Teachers
2: Pre-service
Preparation of Secondary Mathematics Teachers |
Expanding Professional Communities |
• Conduct a regular
series of colloquia, research meetings, and workshops, national and
international. |
Project Management Plan |
Director: Prof. Jan de
Lange |
Formative Evaluation Plans |
N/A |
Timeline of Project Activities |
Runs over fifty
projects simultaneously. Examples: • Students'
contribution in Realistic Mathematics Education; • Wisweb,
Website for secondary
school; • Mathematics for children with special Needs; •
Globetrotters, an experiment on spherical geometry; • ShowMe, center for
middle school reform curricula; • Research on Assessment Practices; • Information
Technology in secondary vocational
education |
Comments |
Founded in 1971 by the
German/Dutch writer, pedagogue and mathematician, Professor Hans
Freudenthal
(1905-1990). |