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Educ. Sci. 2018, 8(2), 67;

The StarT Project Competition from the Perspective of Mathematics and Academic Literacy

Laboratory of Mathematics, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 527, Tampere 33101, Finland
Faculty of Education, University of Tampere, Åkerlundinkatu 5, Tampere 33014, Finland
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Received: 9 April 2018 / Revised: 30 April 2018 / Accepted: 3 May 2018 / Published: 4 May 2018
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This article concerns mathematical project work in the context of Finnish StarT project competition. The focus is on how well pupils achieve the learning objective of their project work: learning mathematics and practicing 21st century skills. Development of the learning objectives is considered from the viewpoint of Finnish national core curriculum and evaluated using the framework of academic literacy. The research material consists of teams’ project reports, observation, and questionnaires. Project work in the StarT competition seems to develop the learning objectives of project-based learning: pupils practice 21st century skills while studying mathematical contents. View Full-Text
Keywords: project-based learning; academic literacy; mathematics; education project-based learning; academic literacy; mathematics; education

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