Challenging National Mathematics Education to Participate in Character Development

Sutjiati, Rosemarie (2011) Challenging National Mathematics Education to Participate in Character Development. In: International Seminar and the Fourth National Conference, 21-23 July 2011, Yogyakarta.

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In modern times, the quality of human resources that exist in a country has a very important value. In addition to having adequate knowledge and skills, the character owned a significant value in ensuring the knowledge and expertise can be used to maximum for positive purposes. Nowadays various science disciplines in the country are competing to develop themselves in order to participate in the development of national character. Mathematics is often regarded as a science that is not related to the character issue. Mathematics teachers in many of our national schools do not even understand how to link this lesson with the issues of character and so forth. Despite all the facts occurred in our country, mathematics is actually a very important lesson that relates to humans and therefore would also affect the character of students who have experienced in this lesson either positively or negatively. In this paper researcher examines the various possibilities to involve mathematics education in the development of the character, Methods such as humanistic mathematics are actually believed to have positive contribution in this matter, but can this be applied in mathematics education in our country and what are the difficulties to do this? This paper examines the possibilities to really place mathematics in this position but still maintain its value. The final results showed that mathematics education delivered in a good, precise and cautious way can develop positive character traits that will affect student success both in the workplace and everyday life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Character, national mathematics education, humanistic mathematics, teachers, students.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Maranatha
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 08:49
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2015 03:29

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