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A computer assisted framework based on the Bloom-Anderson taxonomy for teaching mathematics in early primary years
The twenty-first century has so far seen rapid developments in the domains of technology. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has become very common in all aspects of our daily life. Within education, the development of new Information and Communications Technologies has resulted in significant changes in the way that teachers teach and children learn in school.
The purpose of this project is to design a framework for effective use of ICT in mathematics education. This framework will be based on current pedagogical views of mathematics education and the new Australian Curriculum. An outcome of the research will be the development of appropriate software and multimedia content based on the framework. The software and multimedia documents will be used for teaching primary school students and the framework will be further refined based on the experience gained.
With the world moving rapidly into digital media and information, the ways in which learning activities in mathematics can be created and delivered are changing. There is potential for mathematical achievement to be improved in schools through the effective design and use of ICTs, especially computer based multimedia educational applications. However, it is argued that not many educational applications fit well in Australian primary school settings to facilitate mathematics learning in a manner that is considered to be pedagogically appropriate by teachers. Hence, there is a need to design an educational framework based on accepted pedagogical approaches before developing any educational software and multimedia content.