Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN17 Proceedings
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 1669-1673
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1361
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The teacher's ability to inspire students to study some educational subject is a great pedagogical masterfulness. A particular category between teachers is presented by mathematics teachers. The strict logical scheme of mathematics does not allow a great popularity to this subject. It belongs to less favourite and generally marked as “difficult subjects”. Therefore it is a big challenge to attract students' interest in this subject. The mathematics teacher of 21st century cannot do an educational job without the knowledge of IT. Utilization of IT in education belongs to the necessary equipment of a modern man and as well it belongs to the key competences.

Competences directly related to information are called as information competences and should be managed by teachers on all levels of schools. Information competences should be learned by all students – future teachers during the school education. Simultaneously it should be improved and complemented by new knowledge within the lifelong education because teachers are getting a higher chance for better applying in practice.

The aim of the article is focused on the information competences of mathematics teachers in general and simultaneously on the assessment of information competences of teachers from the students' point of view. The questionnaire survey was conducted on the sample of students at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra in Slovakia during the years 2012 – 2016. The results of questionnaire survey contain the students’ opinions on the information competences of their mathematics teachers.
Information technologies, mathematics, mathematics teacher, information competences, questionnaire survey.