Proceedings of The International Conference on Research in Education
Methods for Developing Well being in Learning Mathematics
Cătălina Anca Isofache
The concern for pedagogy and the well-being of pupils which could amplify in a positive sense their school results entitles us to analyze during the scientific activity carried out in education sciences, under theoretical, methodological and empirical point of view, relevant activities related to the happiness in learning, with predilection in learning of mathematics. By using the experience of schools from the European Union and from worldwide, we will analyze the need to guide schools on the well-being of pupils during the educational activity. The happiness of the pupils, the decrease in their anxiety, must not decrease their level of training. If pupils shall imagine themselves over 10-15 years as future graduates, what future would they have if they did not learn mathematics, where might they be found in social life, what level would they have from an economic, intellectual point of view ? Mathematics develops formal operations that lead to the construction of thought, can stimulate pupils’ affective life, and can motivate them to integrate into the adult society. There is supported the re-establishment of society on values, the development of a culture of success based on performance, work, talent, honesty and integrity. The implementation of these two guidelines, the first of a value-based society and the second of a happy environment among pupils, teachers and parents, generates the need to improve the educational strategies and to improve teachers’ practices for harnessing the personal potential of pupils, providing quality in education.
Keywords: anxiety; educational strategies; mathematics; motivate; well-being.