Joyful Learning in Mathematics Education


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. 


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

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

Course Contents 

  1. Introduction to SEAMEO
  2. Current Issues and Trends in Mathematics Education
  3. The Concept and Principle of Joyful Learning 
  4. Instructional Strategies and Approaches for Joyful Learning 
  5. Outdoor Mathematics  
  6. Mathematics and Art 
  7. Mathematics and Games 
  8. Exploring Virtual Manipulatives for Mathematics Teaching and Learning 
  9. Exploring Physical Manipulatives for Mathematics Teaching and Learning 
  10. Alternative Assessment in Joyful Learning 
  11. Using History of Mathematics for Joyful Learning  
  12. Mathematical Literacy 
  13. Differentiated Instructions in mathematics education 
  14. Integrative STEM/STEAM Teaching and Learning  
  15. Hypothetical Learning Trajectory  
  16. Problem Solving 
  17. Developing Lesson Plan 
  18. Peer-teaching 
  19. Real-teaching  
  20. Reflection  
  21. Writing Group Report 
  22. Pre- and Post-test 
  23. Designing Individual Action Plan 


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


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


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


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