Teaching team of mathematics of the four URACCAN campuses.
For education relevant to the context of the Caribbean Coast
In order to strengthen student learning for the 2021 school year and taking into account the adversities of 2020, URACCAN has brought together a group of math specialists from all its campuses to design the system and evaluation tools of this subject, both for the Propedeutic Course and for the Common Semester. Teachers are working from the Bluefields college campus.
In this regard, it is imperative to emphasize that URACCAN has been preparing to fully serve the student. For this reason, it already has the training programmes and the study texts, which are based on the realities and needs of the peoples of the Caribbean Coast. In addition, these programs include vocational guidance and psychosocial care, to help young women overcome the pain they have been accumulating this 2020.
This has been made possible by a systematic process of consultation, analysis, research and revision of texts, promoted by URACCAN Rector Dr. Alta Hooker, and the unconditional support of the Norwegian International Student and Academic Assistance Fund (SAIH).
Basic mathematics for life
The evaluation system represents a huge challenge, especially in multicultural contexts, which is why these specialists prepare in advance to anticipate the requirements of new income.
It is important to mention that the evaluation system is designed to be applied online, but it is also intended for those who do not have access to the Internet. Hence the base document will be physically in the enclosure.
The evaluative instruments are therefore being designed with a friendly, recreational mathematics, from a vision in which students put it into practice and adapted to the worldviews of peoples and communities.
With all this, it should be remembered that students are mostly afraid of mathematics, so the challenge is that, to make them feel confident and attracted to it, that they feel identified with it by the use they give in everyday life.
Current reality with COVID–19
The context of COVID–19 has changed the way classes are displayed today. Taking into account the pandemic, this evaluation system is part of being relevant to each student, so 3 forms of evaluation have been considered: the first to be online; in a second moment, students without access to a smart cell phone or computer will be able to do their test in person in the appropriate venue, which will always be on the virtual platform and with teaching accompaniment; and a third will be 100% written, considering that many students, for example those from communities and who would be part of university extensions, mostly do not have Internet access.