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Volume 15 Issue 3 / Jun 2017  pp199‑280

Editor: Jarmila Novotná, Antonín Jančařík

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Editorial for EJEL Volume 15 Issue 3  pp199‑199

Jarmila Novotná, Antonín Jančařík

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How Note‑Taking Instruction changes Student's Reflections upon their Learning Activity during a Blended Learning Course  pp200‑210

Minoru Nakayama, Kouichi Mutsuura, Hiroh Yamamoto

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Securing Trust, Roles and Communication in E‑Advising – Theoretical Inputs  pp211‑219

Ole Jørgen S. Ranglund, Anette Danielsen, Linda Kiønig, Tone Vold

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Model of Higher GIS Education  pp220‑234

Imrich Jakab, Michal Ševčík, Henrich Grežo

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Do Authors of Online Electronic Materials for Teaching Mathematics use Their Potential to use Non‑Stereotypical Cultural Settings?  pp235‑243

Hana Moraová

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Abstract

The paper focuses on the cultural content of online electronic materials developed primarily by Czech in‑service teachers of mathematics for smartboards. The author presents an analysis of these materials with a focus on the cultural settings of word problems they contain. The paper builds on a poster presented on ECEL 2015 conference and a paper presented on ECEL 2016 conference. The question the author asks is how innovative electronic materials are as far as their cultural, non‑mathematical content is concerned. Are these materials a mere conversion of problems from traditional hardcopy textbooks or have its authors gone further, introducing new motives, images and realities? Do they use the potential of the online environment that allows easy updates (unlike hardcopy textbooks that are used without any change for years, even decades)? The author builds on her research in the area of non‑mathematical content of mathematics textbooks (Moraová, 2013) and of problems posed by teacher trainees (Moraová, 2014). The here presented research combines qualitative and quantitative approaches. The author analyses one hundred and seventeen online activities from the website www.veskole.cz. Word problems are classified according to their cultural content and the most frequent images are described and commented upon. The findings of this study are of interest to in‑service mathematics teachers planning to develop an online teaching unit, mathematics educators but also policy makers as not much attention is paid to the cultural contents of mathematics teaching materials. 

 

Keywords: Textbooks, electronic online materials, word problems, non-mathematical content, subversiveness, realia, stereotypes, construction of social reality, culture reproduction

 

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Kateřina Jančaříková, Antonín Jančařík

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GeoGebra Materials for LMS Moodle Focused Monge on Projection  pp259‑268

Věra Ferdiánová

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Technology‑Capable Teachers Transitioning to Technology‑Challenged Schools  pp269‑280

Faiza Derbel

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