A Framework Supporting Literacy in Mathematics and Software Programming - Addressing Some Challenges in STEM Education

Georg Peters, Tom Rueckert, Jan Seruga

Abstract

The second half of the last century was characterised by a shift from manufacturing to services, particularly in mature economies. This transformation has accelerated in the past decade, due to rapid progress in information technology. Excellence in the so-called STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is crucial if countries are to remain competitive. Mathematics as a universally applicable method is of special significance, as is IT, which impacts on virtually all industries and can dramatically change economies. Literacy in mathematics and computers, therefore, is more important than ever for individuals, companies and countries. We propose a framework based on R to support the training of students in these crucial areas. We discuss its features, including platform neutrality, costs and specialization flexibility in our paper.

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Peters G., Rueckert T. and Seruga J. (2018). A Framework Supporting Literacy in Mathematics and Software Programming - Addressing Some Challenges in STEM Education.In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-298-1, pages 497-506. DOI: 10.5220/0006629304970506


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@conference{iceis18,
author={Georg Peters and Tom Rueckert and Jan Seruga},
title={A Framework Supporting Literacy in Mathematics and Software Programming - Addressing Some Challenges in STEM Education},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2018},
pages={497-506},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006629304970506},
isbn={978-989-758-298-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - A Framework Supporting Literacy in Mathematics and Software Programming - Addressing Some Challenges in STEM Education
SN - 978-989-758-298-1
AU - Peters G.
AU - Rueckert T.
AU - Seruga J.
PY - 2018
SP - 497
EP - 506
DO - 10.5220/0006629304970506