ICT IN MATHEMATICS AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN CHINA AND CZECH REPUBLIC
The contribution completes the trilogy of articles publishing the results of the pilot research realized within the student grant project “ICT in Mathematics at elementary schools in Olomouc and Leshan City”. This project was carried out at the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Education of the Palacký University in Olomouc. Within this project was investigated the availability and use of ICT in teaching mathematics at primary schools in China and the Czech Republic including teachers' competencies in ICT and teachers' attitudes towards ICT.
The first part of the pilot research results realized in China was published in the article Nocar, D., Tang, Q., Bártek, K.: Educational Hardware and Software: Digital Technology and Digital Educational Content issued in EDULEARN16 Proceedings in June 2016.
The second part of the pilot research delivering results of an identical survey from the Czech Republic was published in the article Nocar. D., Tang, Q., Laitochová, J., Zdráhal, T., Bártek, K.: Educational Hardware and Software in Math Education at Elementary Schools in Czech Republic issued in iCERi2016 Proceedings in November 2016.
In this paper, we bring a comparison of pilot research results both investigated regions within the following areas: ICT implementation to schools; use of digital technologies, software and electronic resources in lessons; teachers' competencies in ICT; teachers' attitudes towards the implementation and use of ICT in the educational process.
The pilot research was realized by questionnaires and interviews with teachers.
The outputs of this pilot research will represent a background for future surveys and future projects which according to demonstrated needs will be focused on a specific topics eg. for preparation of digital learning objects for mathematics teaching at primary schools, preparation of courses for teachers to use of digital technologies in education, work with educational programs and specific mathematical software or constructivist approaches to teaching with use of ICT.