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Technology enhancing mathematics learning behaviours: shifting learning goals from “producing the right answer” to “understanding how to address current and future mathematical challenges”

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Education and Information Technologies
Issue number1
Volume24
Number of pages24
Pages (from-to)103-126
Publication statusPublished
Early online date27/06/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper reports how an information and communications technology (ICT) system can support greater connection across and outcomes from home and school mathematics learning practices for 11-to-14-year-old pupils. The article details: (1) the purpose, background and theoretical basis of the study; (2) the design approach, including features, accessibility and implementation of a web platform (eZbirka) created as a tool for solving teacher-reported problems in learning practices; (3) the methodological approach adopted for the study; and (4) the effects and contributions of web-based home-and-school-linked practice on pupils and teachers. Interviews with and surveys from pupils and teachers were used to gather data. Findings highlighted the efficacy of the system,
indicating benefits arising when pupils and teachers used the entire range of features. This communication and collaboration tool enabled teachers to assist pupils in developing knowledge and abilities only a short time after its inception. Research revealed specific features of the software that support ICT integration into mathematics teaching and learning practices; specifically, it shifts an ineffective learning process and offers new ways of thinking about mathematical learning.