Constructivism is a contemporary model of teaching in which a student acts as a researcher. On the basis of competences already possessed, inspired by a teacher using various sources of information, the student independently gains new knowledge and skills. The Constructivism in Teaching Math – Open Educational Resources project aims at to support high school teachers through developing solutions that will promote student interest in the subject, assist in discovery-based learning, and foster collaboration among learners. Simulations “Make Interest” will inspire student interest in math, and support self-directed acquisition of new knowledge and skills. Simulations “Make Practice” will reinforce acquired knowledge and skills. Manuals on how to use interactive educational games targeting teachers will also be developed, with special emphasis being given on the promotion of teamwork and healthy competition among students. The project involves the organization of short-term training for mathematics teachers on interactive simulations, and the evaluation of the suitability of these simulations in the teaching process. At the end of the project, a conference will be organized for the purpose of disseminating developed simulations, manuals, and reports of their use.
Funding Organization: European Commission –Erasmus+ / Key action 2, Strategic Partnerships for School Education (Ref. #: 2015-1-PL01-KA201-017121)
Project duration: September 2015 – August 2017
Project Website: http://www.math-fort.eu/en/