Doha: A survey by the University of Qatar, led by Professor Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Emadi, Professor of Psychological Science at the University of Education QU, reveals that many students in grades 7 to 12 in Qatar suffer from strong anxiety about mathematics. rice field.
From January 2021, Prof. Al Emadi will study mathematics, science, psychology and engineering in an interdisciplinary project funded through the National Priorities Research Program-Cluster (NPRP-C) of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). has worked with a group of scholars in
According to a study titled “PRP-C Project: Promoting Sustainable Development of K12 STEM Education in Qatar in the Digital Age,” published in the latest issue of Qatar University Research Magazine, the first sub-project of the study will involve approximately 12,000 people. of students were sampled.
“A large epidemiological study of over 12,000 students in grades 7-12 in various public schools in Qatar found that 1 in 5 students suffered from high levels of math anxiety, A higher prevalence of math anxiety has been reported among female students,” the study said.
The study also found that arts high school students experienced higher levels of math anxiety and science anxiety than science high school students, regardless of the student’s gender. This therefore suggests that a successful STEM career requires a good knowledge of the STEM domain and a positive feeling towards math and science.
In a second sub-project, researchers sampled K12 science and math teachers on implementing STEM through the Technical Educational Content Knowledge Framework (TPACK) in Qatar.
Our findings show that the impact of teachers’ contextual and background factors on teachers’ views of TPACK-PBL in STEM differed, largely depending on the TPACK components investigated. The study also concluded that education and gender specialization are important and influence teachers’ views of her TPACK-PBL in STEM. Her TPACK-PBL view in STEM, on the other hand, focuses on the teacher’s major specializations and subjects.
The report also uses PBL educational interventions for teacher professional development to assist Qatari K12 science and mathematics teachers to develop TPACK-STEM and learn how to implement PBL in their teaching practice. We also uncovered other studies aimed at developing and implementing programs.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, improving people’s lives and ensuring inclusive and equitable education, which are central pillars of Qatar’s National Vision 2030. . Surveys show that Qatar still faces a significant shortage of STEM education, with Qatari students performing below par on international tests such as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Math and Science Research. (Timms).
Meanwhile, Professor Al Emadi reports that a third recently commissioned sub-project will design, implement, and implement a technology enhancement program that utilizes project-based learning to promote K12 STEM effectiveness and career interest. said to be intended for evaluation. The project aims to provide recommendations to policy makers of the Qatar Ministry of Education along with a list of designed sustainable technologies to be applied in K12 STEM education to improve K12 STEM education. .