KASSEL project: An international comparative project in the teaching and learning of mathematics

Year: 1996

Author: Kaur, Berinderjeet, Yap, Sook-Fe, Burghes, David

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The KASSEL project is an example of collaborative effort which reflects the conference theme "Educational research: Building new partnerships". The project began in September 1993 in England, Scotland and Germany. It was originally designed to compare the mathematical progress made by secondary school pupils in England, Scotland and Germany and consequently to determine the factors that give rise to enhanced progress and make recommendations for good practice in mathematics teaching and learning in the United Kingdom.

Over the years, the project has grown and at present 18 countires (Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, Thailand and United States of America) are participating in it. The main aim of the Kassel project is now to carry out research into the teaching and leaarning of Mathematics in different countries, and ultimately to make recommendations about good practice in helping pupils achieve their mathematical potential.

The paper will share with conference participants the methodology of this research; Singapore's contribution to the project; recommendations for mathematics teaching and learning in the United Kingdom; the MEP Demonstration project in United Kingdom.