Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde , ISSN 2148-7278
, Article 7
INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT FOR TEACHING MATHEMATICS OF THE FUTURE ENGINEERS OF ART MATERIALS PROCESSING DEPARTMENT
The description of Informational and Educational Environment that helps to facilitate the process of teaching mathematics of future engineers of Art Materials Processing Department at technical universities is presented in this article. The development of Informational and Educational Environment on mathematics will help to organize an intensive students activity in studying of mathematics as well as intensive activity of teachers whose work is to provide means and support for such types of educative processes.
Training results of Informational and Educational Environment application are not limited to acquiring certain amount of mathematical knowledge and skills but also imply the development of universal learning approaches and obtainment of personal experience.
Informational and Educational Environment's core element is informational and educational object medium in the field of mathematics. The content of the course was selected on the basis of utilizing comparative thesaurus approach, the main idea of which is to analyze the most popular mathematical and subject oriented textbooks to search out the most used mathematical and conceptual constructs. The process of teaching mathematics to future engineers of Art Materials Processing Department is based upon class exercises in higher education establishment (lectures, seminars and laboratory-based work), individual and group consulting tutoring, integrated lessons and out-of-class individual work.
The main teaching methods include engineering research method, systemic dynamics method and mathematical abstractions dynamic visualization method. Traditional means of education are combined with electronic multimedia sources, mental maps, simulators and interactive tests.
Results evaluation section includes electronic testing according to structure of mental maps in order to determine level of mathematical knowledge. Conducted pedagogical experiment showed that "Mathematical basis of painting and architecture" course training raises the level of mathematical knowledge of bachelors of Art Materials Processing Departments at technical higher educational establishments.