Mathematics and data education
De Royal Society beschrijft in dit rapport (2023) enkele belangrijke tendensen in de ‘functie’ (en inhoud) van het wiskunde onderwijs onder invloed van ontwikkelingen als: rol van data; rol van technologie.
Zie hieronder enkele kern-boodschappen uit dit rapport.
- Mathematical and data sciences are everywhere, and their influence is growing. Our education system must adapt.
- The nature of the mathematical education that is needed is changing from ‘mathematics’ to a fusion of mathematics, statistics, data science and computer science; what we have called mathematics and data education (MDE).
- England has a system that serves some students well but fails too many. MDE will improve outcomes for everybody.
- MDE is for everybody up to age 18.
- MDE is not just a matter for mathematics teachers and departments
- MDE will require change across the whole system including:
a. a new National Curriculum for mathematics;
b. particular reform of pathways and qualifications from the age of 14;
c. assessments that provide accurate information about what pupils know and can do; and
d. better use of digital technologies.
- The changes will take 10 – 15 years to implement fully and will need investment and careful planning. The involvement and support of teachers will be critical to success.
- A new approach to mathematics and data education. A discussion paper (2023). London: The Royal Society
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