PhD ceremony: Mr. J.L.J. Tolboom, 14.30 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Dissertaion: The potential of a classroom network to support teacher feedback. A study in statistics education
Promotor(s): prof. H. Broer, prof. W.A.J.M. Kuiper
Faculty: Mathematics and Natural Sciences
In mathematics education teachers experience a constant lack of time to properly instruct their students. In the Netherlands the contact time for mathematics in secondary education during the last fifteen years again declined. Mathematics is also perceived as difficult by students. This research focuses on the question: how can we better utilize contact time in mathematics education?
Meta-analyses of learning outcomes, such as those described by Hattie (2009), show that feedback is one of the most powerful single tools for improving learning achievements. In this study we explore the possibility of graphing calculators (GR), connected to the teacher computer through the use of a wireless network, to improve the feedback in mathematics education. First, students received immediate feedback on their worked out mathematics assignments GR and second, the teacher, usually in the next lesson, gave feedback on the work of the students, supported by an analysis of that work through the system. This study focused primarily on the development of 'data literacy' among students, while the 'algorithmic skills' were not forgotten.
In four stages, a prototype of the intervention designed, tested, evaluated and adjusted in nine groups of students. The mathematics teachers and their students are generally enthusiastic about the results. They for instance recommend to spend half of each lesson working this way. Though, the teachers explicitly state that they have experienced a tough workload while mastering this way of teaching. The study makes the conditions to be met before the method can be successful explicit.
Studenten van de Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en Noorderpoort gaan met hun eigen gebouwde zonneauto voor de eerste keer meedoen aan de Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) in Australië onder de naam Top Dutch Solar Racing...
Titia de Lange has dedicated most of her working life to researching long telomeres – the ends of chromosomes. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in June for her ground-breaking research.
De Lange’s first experiment as a PhD student, under the supervision...
Bioloog Jeroen Onrust mag zich de winnaar noemen van de Wetenschapsprijs Campus Fryslân 2019. Onrust onderzocht voor zijn promotieonderzoek bij Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/Campus Fryslân het belang van regenwormen op de vruchtbaarheid van agrarisch...