Sponsored by INTERREG 4 A Syddanmark-Schleswig-K.E.R.N.
and financed by the European Regional Development Fund
The project MaP - Mathematik mit Perspektive/Matematik med perspektiv is a unique union of the central scientific educational institutions from the Syddanmark-Schleswig-K.E.R.N. region. MaP is a long-term mathematics support program - and has been specially developed for Schleswig-Holstein and Syddanmark. This program, which focuses on educational policy, advances successful concepts which will be integrated in both countries. Additionally, the project focuses on offers for education and advanced training for teachers which will be cooperatively developed. In the follow-up stage, the project will go through cross-border implementation, while concentrating on professionalization issues, which will be integrated in the educational policy debate. The final result is to be a sustainable improvement in mathematics education and, at the same time, will support the professionalization of advanced training in the field of education.
Detailed information about the project can be found on the MaP website at www.project-map.eu.
The aims of the project
The super-ordinate aim of MaP is to increase the population's mathematical level of education. As a result of this, conditions are to be created to eliminate the shortage of skilled labor in MINT professions. Moreover, conditions for the economic development of the Syddanmark-Schleswig-K.E.R.N. region are to be sustainably improved. Here, the main strategy is the professionalization of education by offering advanced training for both schoolteachers and for pedagogical professionals in daycare centers. On the one hand, direct activities will be offered, whereas on the other, new innovative concepts to improve the quality of education and advanced training are being specifically developed for this purpose. This is taking place in cross-border subprojects with the aim of developing the lay field of further education into a professional employment sector.
In order to reach those aims, the binational cooperation is to be strengthened and the cross-border exchange is to be used to learn from each other. Therefore, the following cross-border activities are a characteristic feature of MaP:
- To get to know successful and innovative concepts of education, advanced training and professional practice in Schleswig-Holstein and Syddanmark
- To participate in such concepts in a binational exchange between Schleswig-Holstein and Syddanmark
- To adapt and implement appropriate concepts of education and advanced training offers in Schleswig-Holstein and Syddanmark, respectively
- To develop new structural measures cooperatively that improve the quality of education and advanced training offers in the project area by using the present knowledge resources in Schleswig-Holstein and Syddanmark, also involving decision-makers of education policy and administration
Target group of MaP
MaP primarily addresses mathematics teachers from all types of schools as well as pedagogical professionals in daycare centers. By focusing on teachers from all types of educational institutions in the area of childhood and youth, multipliers are reached. These multipliers can mathematically promote a large group of children and pupils from the region Syddanmark-Schleswig-K.E.R.N. during their educational process. Furthermore, they can generate and increase their interest in mathematics. Thus, considerably larger effects are to be expected than in the case of projects that only address single groups of pupils. As advanced trainings often take place within the schools in the context of not subject-specific meetings, MaP additionally offers a necessary and attractive subject-specified complement to the already existing further education offers. MaP especially exceeds them by regarding cross-border concepts and by including best-practice-models of both countries.
IPN, Abteilung Didaktik der Mathematik (Leadpartner):
Prof. Dr. Aiso Heinze, Dr. Maike Vollstedt, Insa Schnittjer, Dr. Birte Niebuhr
Institut für die Qualitätsentwicklung an Schulen in Schleswig-Holstein (IQSH):
Helmut Mittelmann, Thorsten Dwinger
Syddansk Universitet Odense, Center for Naturvidenskabernes og Matematikkens Didaktik:
Assoc. Prof. Ph.D Claus Michelsen, Ph.D. Thomas Albrechtsen
University College Lillebælt:
Mie Engelbert Jensen
Universität Flensburg, Institut für Mathematik und ihre Didaktik:
Prof. Dr. Hinrich Lorenzen, Malte Wellnitz
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Mathematisches Seminar:
Dr. Barbara Langfeld