Design research on applied Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) approach in teaching math for vocational college

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Author: Edo, Sri Imelda; Tasik, Wahyuni Fanggi


Several studies documented that mathematics, as it is taught in general secondary education, is far away from what is needed for most fields of vocational practice. Some studies found that workplace mathematics demands are very different from traditional mathematics taught in classrooms. Therefore, this study aims to design a learning trajectory for teaching mathematics in vocational college, oriented on the Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) approach to improve students' understanding and motivation in learning mathematics. Design research was chosen as an appropriate method to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Numeracy; Providers of education and training; Students; Outcomes

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill development; Learning motivation; Teaching method; Outcomes of education and training; Case study

Geographic subjects: Indonesia; Asia

Published: Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Association of Vocational Lecturers and Teachers of Indonesia with the Graduate School of Yogyakarta State University, 2019

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Journal volume: 9

Journal number: 3

Journal date: November 2019

Pages: pp. 294-306

ISSN: 2088-2866 (print), 2476-9401 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 142.86

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