Changes Needed in Saudi Universities’ Mathematics Curricula to Satisfy the Requirements of Vision 2030
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Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, P.O. Box 2375, Dammam 31451, SAUDI ARABIA
Online publication date: 2019-07-11
Publication date: 2019-07-11
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2019;15(12):em1787
The aim of this study is to improve the quality of the mathematics curricula in Saudi universities by investigating the required changes in mathematics curricula in order to satisfy the demands of the Saudi Vision 2030. The researcher used qualitative methods to answer the research questions by randomly selecting a sample composed of some faculty members who specialised in curricula and methods of teaching mathematics. In addition, some of undergraduate and postgraduate students. I founded that the current mathematics curriculum in Saudi universities lacks some important requirements and needs to be changed in order to satisfy the demands of Vision by including what is important for the integration of technology into the undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics curriculum. Furthermore, the mathematics laboratory must be an integral part of the curriculum. Moreover, problem-solving ought to be at the centre of a mathematics curriculum. This study concludes with recommendations regarding future research.
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