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Teaching Approaches and Educational Technologies in Teaching Mathematics in Higher Education

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Institute of Medical Informatics, UMIT – Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Eduard Wallnöfer-Zentrum 1, 6060 Hall in Tirol, Austria
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Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Nám. Sítná 3105, 272 01 Kladno, Czech Republic
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Department of Mathematical Analysis, University of La Laguna, 38071 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
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Department of Electronic Engineering, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 73100 Chania, Crete, Greece
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The European University ATHENA, 71410 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology, Aalborg University, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen SV, Denmark
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Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(12), 354; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10120354
Received: 29 September 2020 / Revised: 14 November 2020 / Accepted: 19 November 2020 / Published: 26 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Using Technology in Higher Education—Series 1)
The growing use of technology for mathematics in higher education opens new pedagogical and technological challenges for teachers. The objective of this study was to analyze the teaching approaches and technology-related pedagogical competencies of 29 mathematics teachers (15 females and 14 males) from nine European countries. After conducting semi-structured interviews, the Approaches to Teaching Inventory (ATI-16) and the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework survey were applied. The results show large individual variations in teaching approaches, technological competencies, and institutional support. One-third of teachers apply a more student-centered approach, one-third a more teacher-centered approach, and one-third a mixed approach. Educating and supporting teachers in embracing educational technologies thus needs to be tailored strongly to individual needs and the available institutional support resources and infrastructure. View Full-Text
Keywords: approaches to teaching; educational technologies; mathematics education; quantitative study approaches to teaching; educational technologies; mathematics education; quantitative study
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Nantschev, R.; Feuerstein, E.; González, R.T.; Alonso, I.G.; Hackl, W.O.; Petridis, K.; Triantafyllou, E.; Ammenwerth, E. Teaching Approaches and Educational Technologies in Teaching Mathematics in Higher Education. Educ. Sci. 2020, 10, 354. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10120354

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Nantschev R, Feuerstein E, González RT, Alonso IG, Hackl WO, Petridis K, Triantafyllou E, Ammenwerth E. Teaching Approaches and Educational Technologies in Teaching Mathematics in Higher Education. Education Sciences. 2020; 10(12):354. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10120354

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Nantschev, Renate, Eva Feuerstein, Rodrigo T. González, Israel G. Alonso, Werner O. Hackl, Konstantinos Petridis, Evangelia Triantafyllou, and Elske Ammenwerth. 2020. "Teaching Approaches and Educational Technologies in Teaching Mathematics in Higher Education" Education Sciences 10, no. 12: 354. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10120354

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