ERIC Number: EJ850941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Internationalizing the University Mathematics Curriculum
Appelbaum, Peter; Friedler, Louis M.; Ortiz, Carlos E.; Wolff, Edward F.
Journal of Studies in International Education, v13 n3 p365-381 Sep 2009
This article offers suggestions for achieving the internationalization of university mathematics-related curricular offerings. It presents learning objectives and related student outcomes, raises general issues related to internationalization, and then discusses how to incorporate the objectives and address these issues within the university mathematics curriculum. Specific recommendations include developing a new course, Cultural Aspects of Mathematics, to be team taught by the Departments of Mathematics and Sociology/Anthropology; creating a new Mathematical Modeling course within the mathematics major that includes solving problems from an international perspective; revising the existing Math History course to include more non-Western content; devoting approximately one quarter of the Mathematics Capstone Course to an examination of international and cultural issues; and working to increase the number of mathematics majors who take advantage of study abroad opportunities.
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Behavioral Objectives, Global Approach, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Instructional Design, International Education, Performance Factors, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Undergraduate Study
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