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ERIC Number: EJ924516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
Forces Shaping the Future of Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
Lee, Yim Ping
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v4 n2-3 p169-179 Aug 2005
In the past, the teacher's sole job is to dispense his pool of knowledge to his students. The emergence of the knowledge economy and globalisation have redefined the place and role of knowledge in society. It is no longer effective to accumulate knowledge but rather to acquire skills for processing the large amount of data made available through the many channels of information technology, into usable information. Globalisation has blurred both political and social boundaries. Preparing the individual for tomorrow's world of work and living requires an envisioning approach to anticipate the level of emphasis on the development of (1) thinking skills; (2) skills to harness the benefits of information technology; and (3) affective education. In the recent Trends in Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS), Asian countries demonstrate a strong presence at the top of the list of countries. In particular, the appeal of things that are Chinese and the understanding of the teachings of Chinese philosophers may become increasingly high. This paper hopes to contribute towards this understanding by exploring some of the classical teaching of Confucius. Some of his teachings contain a universal appeal which offer useful perspectives to discuss possible forces that would shape future of school, mathematics curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study