From disorientation to application – integrated math and computing tasks David Moran, Emma Durham Hazel Owen,
Setting the scene… <ul><li>Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Men’s College </li></ul><ul><li>Foundations year </li></ul...
Overview <ul><li>Active Learning and Active Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>CRSP course’s role in addressing  student’s  disori...
Active Teaching Active Learning <ul><li>( Mezirow 1991)   </li></ul>Vision 2020: passive learning  active learning   ‘ Adu...
Active Teaching and Active Learning  Learners Real world applications Teacher facilitation Active teaching strategies Lear...
Integrated Learning Approach <ul><li>learning in real-world contexts, </li></ul><ul><li>process-based, cooperative and exp...
The CRSP Integrated Program CRSP Mathematics Research and study   skills Computing English
Mathematical skill deficiencies  <ul><li>problem solving skills, </li></ul><ul><li>math terminology in English, </li></ul>...
Careers Project: Applied Math Skills Tasks Off-campus survey Podcast Article analysis and quiz Decision Analysis Active Le...
Off Campus Survey
Off Campus Survey
Career Considerations Podcast  Need to edit audio file – it wont stop
Emiratisation Articles and Quiz
Course Decision Analysis <ul><li>Use your  considerations list  to decide which course is best for each student. </li></ul...
Anecdotal feedback  <ul><li>Students felt more enjoyment for learning mathematics   </li></ul><ul><li>Students preferred i...
Conclusion <ul><li>Active Learning and Active Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>CRSP course’s role  </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics...
Thank-you for listening <ul><li>Are there any questions? </li></ul>
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Disorientation To Application: Integrated math and computing tasks

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Please cite as: Moran, D., Durham, E., & Owen, H. (2007, March 17-19). From disorientation to application: Integrated math and computing tasks. Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference for Middle East Teachers of Science, Mathematics and Computing (METSMac) 2007, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Disorientation To Application: Integrated math and computing tasks

  1. 1. From disorientation to application – integrated math and computing tasks David Moran, Emma Durham Hazel Owen,
  2. 2. Setting the scene… <ul><li>Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Men’s College </li></ul><ul><li>Foundations year </li></ul><ul><li>Research Skills & Projects with Comp 100 (CRSP) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Active Learning and Active Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>CRSP course’s role in addressing student’s disorientating dilemma </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics Skill Deficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Using computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing deficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Research Findings </li></ul>
  4. 4. Active Teaching Active Learning <ul><li>( Mezirow 1991) </li></ul>Vision 2020: passive learning active learning ‘ Adult Learners must be actively involved or engaged in the learning activity’
  5. 5. Active Teaching and Active Learning Learners Real world applications Teacher facilitation Active teaching strategies Learning environment
  6. 6. Integrated Learning Approach <ul><li>learning in real-world contexts, </li></ul><ul><li>process-based, cooperative and experiential learning activities; </li></ul><ul><li>teaching transferable skills; </li></ul><ul><li>facilitating students’ self-direction; </li></ul><ul><li>investigational work, problem solving, </li></ul><ul><li>small group work; </li></ul><ul><li>analysis and interpretation tasks </li></ul><ul><li>employing technology to enhance learning </li></ul>
  7. 7. The CRSP Integrated Program CRSP Mathematics Research and study skills Computing English
  8. 8. Mathematical skill deficiencies <ul><li>problem solving skills, </li></ul><ul><li>math terminology in English, </li></ul><ul><li>language structure and grammar of word problems, </li></ul><ul><li>analysing skills to produce correct answers, </li></ul><ul><li>employing self-directed study skills, and </li></ul><ul><li>adopting different learning strategies to address new mathematical ideas and concepts </li></ul>
  9. 9. Careers Project: Applied Math Skills Tasks Off-campus survey Podcast Article analysis and quiz Decision Analysis Active Learning Strategies Computer Skills Math deficiencies
  10. 10. Off Campus Survey
  11. 11. Off Campus Survey
  12. 12. Career Considerations Podcast Need to edit audio file – it wont stop
  13. 13. Emiratisation Articles and Quiz
  14. 14. Course Decision Analysis <ul><li>Use your considerations list to decide which course is best for each student. </li></ul><ul><li>Write up your decision and include your reasons on your 'Career Choice Homework document' </li></ul>
  15. 15. Anecdotal feedback <ul><li>Students felt more enjoyment for learning mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Students preferred instruction that provided practical applications of ‘real work mathematics’ </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty believe that the active learning integrated environment provides students with a unique opportunity to learn in a much broader context </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>Active Learning and Active Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>CRSP course’s role </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics Skill Deficiencies at DMC </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing deficiencies - integrating Math and Comp skills in applied tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Research Findings </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank-you for listening <ul><li>Are there any questions? </li></ul>

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