최승현 Seong Hyun Choe , 박지현 Ji Hyun Park , 남금천 Geum Cheon Nam
DOI: JANT Vol.27(No.2) 99-119, 2013
This study investigated the schemes to apply key competencies to middle school math teaching. Key compelencies (KCs, hereafter), however, have been discussed only at the national-level general curriculum. Through the survey with mathematics educators, we selected key competencies that can be better developed through mathematics subject. We investigate ways to apply key competencies into math teaching and learning with the math-talented students who usually lack interpersonal skills and communication skills. Along with KC goals, we selected graphs (or graphing skills in math contents) as learning goals, and we designed and implemented competency-based instruction for the gifted. Through participant observation of math teaching and learning, we identified students` improvement in interpersonal skills and communication skills. We also identified students` skill development in other key competencies such as creativity, problem solving, information processing skills, etc., which can be developed through mathematics teaching and learning. Through this study, we found out that key competencies can be developed through mathematics teaching and we need in-depth studies on this matter.