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American Journal of Educational Science, Vol.4, No.4, Dec. 2018, Pub. Date: Oct. 9, 2018
Discussion on the Student-Centered Teaching of College Mathematics
Pages: 144-148 Views: 226 Downloads: 149
[01] Kunping Zhu, Department of Mathematics, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China.
College mathematics is the core course of science and engineering. The importance of the course lies in its wide application, whereas many students are frustrated by learning the course. Commonly, each subject of college mathematics such as advanced mathematics, linear algebra, probability and statistics, has a high rate of failure. As a result, college mathematics is known as very difficult to learn. There are three factors involved: the characteristics of college mathematics, the learning habits of students, and the teaching of college mathematics. In practice, the student’s learning effects may be not directly concerned with the teacher’s classroom teaching, and the omissions in each teaching aspect will affect the student’s learning. In this paper, some problems in current teaching of college mathematics are enumerated. Based on the student-centered idea, several specific measures are proposed for the improvement of teaching. The SPOC mode of blended learning is recommended for the teaching of college mathematics, for it is quite flexible to combine the advantages of traditional teaching and online teaching in practice. The construction of a good learning environment for the students is emphasized. Namely, the key is that the teaching of college mathematics should meet the student’s current level, and be focused their learning needs whether the teaching is online or in the classroom.
Student-Centered, Blended-Learning, Mathematics, SPOC, MOOCs
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