Requirement for Effective Online and Face-to-face Mathematics Developmental Program for Japanese Students
Tadashi Misono, Dept. of Human System Science, Graduate School of Decision and Technology,Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The focus of this paper is on mathematics developmental program. It describes the characteristics of mathematics developmental students derived on analysis of questionnaire and outlines the requirements for developing online courses or teaching on face-to-face lessons. The analysis conducted revealed that students in developmental mathematics class suffer great anxiety and have low level mathematical self-concept, as compared to the result of Japan or OECD average. Therefore, for the programs to be successful, it is important to reduce the level of students' anxiety and enhance their mathematical self-concept. As students from the Social Sciences and Humanities often have low interest and do not enjoy learning mathematics. Moreover a lot of students have large amount of negative feeling to mathematics or mathematical education by analyzing free description on questionnaire. Therefore we should contemplate system of developmental mathematics.
Misono, T. (2006). Requirement for Effective Online and Face-to-face Mathematics Developmental Program for Japanese Students. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3768-3773). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).