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The Research Of Using Wolfram Scientific Search APP For The Higher Vocational Students’ Self-efficacy Promotion

Posted on:2017-01-06Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:Y WeiFull Text:PDF
GTID:2347330485975932Subject:Higher Education
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Now we are at an unprecedented historical point,of which economic transformation and manufacturing upgrades come up with an entire new requirement for higher education,especially higher vocational education.China has already made the decision about the construction of modern vocational education system,while most of previous researches generally focus on those macro issues,like policy and theory,or theoretical economics and sociology methods to study the higher education,which lacks of researches on microscopic education.In order to promote the development of vocational education,this thesis is according to the framework of basic pedagogy,basing on psychology and experiments,aiming to improve teaching productivity.Based on social cognitive theory,I build a mathematical model of observational learning,and deducing the "minimal difficulty gradient principles" to improve self-efficacy.Finally,we use the method of Wolfram scientific search APP in advanced mathematics education,it definitely improves students’ self-efficacy.This study is divided into two parts:The first part is the theoretical Analysis and Mathematical Model Building.By ternary interactions analysis between environment,cognition and behavior in social cognitive theory,as well as the analysis of issues like four observational learning process,self-efficacy three dimensions,we sort out the theoretical context of this demonstration observational learning mode.And thus I build up a mathematical function model of observational learning,deriving specific function expression of self-efficacy,as well as the relationship between parameters change and promotion of self-efficacy.Finally,the "minimum difficulty gradient Principles" is based on the analysis of the mathematical model,and proposed teaching methods which can be implemented in specific binding characteristics of vocational students as well as advanced mathematics characteristics.The second part is to verify the teaching methods by psychology experiments.Combined with "minimal difficulty gradient" teaching principle,the using of Wolfram scientific search APP,I designed Advanced Mathematics compound function derivation section teaching experiment,the effect of teaching methods is validated by way of controlled trials.Subjects,which are some 18-year-old freshman from higher vocational college,were divided into two groups,one for the traditional teaching of the control group,and another group,the test group,to improve teaching.Respectively,using the same "advanced mathematics learning self-efficacy scale",they were measured before and after the test.Reliability and validity of the scales has the full support of previous studies;experimental data follows the standard statistical processing psychology specification.The results showed that:(1)new teaching methods can significantly improve learning self-efficacy;(2)The method is simple and has a potential value of being replicated.The main significance of this study are threefold:First,to introduce mathematical language,reduce semantic ambiguity and improve the efficiency of research and communication for the high education research;the second is to propose specific teaching methods from the general principle,and to provide a viable path for converting teaching theoretical research into productive forces;third is the combination of mobile applications and other teaching tools,is able to prevent teaching method from relying on personal understanding of individual teachers and thus to be easy to promote.This study selected a very small focal point,trying to create a direct path from psychology theoretical framework program to the classroom teaching,it is intended to provide reference for future research.
Keywords/Search Tags:Higher Vocational Education, Advanced Mathematics Teaching, Observational Learning, Self-efficacy, Model Analysis
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