**Overview**

Learning should be joyful because it is a perpetual growth process and self-reflection. Mathematics teachers are expected to develop mathematics learning activities that not only provide the opportunity for students to discover, explore, and problem-solve, but also foster positive attitude and appreciation toward mathematics and its role in our life.

Course on Joyful Learning in Mathematics Education provides mathematics teachers a different perspective in teaching mathematics. Teachers are introduced to various joyful activities to promote meaningful mathematics learning, such as mathematics games, physical and virtual manipulatives, as well as hands-on activities. Furthermore, the course also provides the opportunity for teachers to collaborate with each other in designing and implementing learning experiences that incorporate those activities.

**Objectives**

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

- explain the principle of joyful learning in mathematics education,
- identify and select appropriate joyful learning strategies for different mathematics topics and students’ needs, and
- develop and implement mathematics learning applying joyful learning.

**Course Contents **

- Introduction to SEAMEO
- Current Issues and Trends in Mathematics Education
- The Concept and Principle of Joyful Learning
- Instructional Strategies and Approaches for Joyful Learning
- Outdoor Mathematics
- Mathematics and Art
- Mathematics and Games
- Exploring Virtual Manipulatives for Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Exploring Physical Manipulatives for Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Alternative Assessment in Joyful Learning
- Using History of Mathematics for Joyful Learning
- Mathematical Literacy
- Differentiated Instructions in mathematics education
- Integrative STEM/STEAM Teaching and Learning
- Hypothetical Learning Trajectory
- Problem Solving
- Developing Lesson Plan
- Peer-teaching
- Real-teaching
- Reflection
- Writing Group Report
- Pre- and Post-test
- Designing Individual Action Plan

**Facilitators**

Course facilitators are specialists and experts from SEAQiM, national or international educational institutions, as well as reputable universities in Indonesia and abroad.

**Participants**

Participants of the course are 30 mathematics teachers selected from SEAMEO Member Countries

**Duration**

The course runs for 100 hours @45 minutes. The activities during the course comprises both theories and practices.