Awakeness, Awareness and Learning Mathematics for Arab Students: A Pilot Study
Commenced in January 2007
Frequency: Monthly
Edition: International
Paper Count: 32797
Awakeness, Awareness and Learning Mathematics for Arab Students: A Pilot Study

Authors: S. Rawashdi, D. Bshouty


This paper aimed at discussing how to urge middle and high school Arab students in Israel to be aware of the importance of and investing in learning mathematics. In the first phase of the study, three questionnaires were passed to two nine-grade classes, one on Awareness, one on Awakeness and one on Learning. One of the two classes was an outstanding class from a public school (PUBS) of 31 students, and the other a heterogeneous class from a private school (PRIS) with 31 students. The Learning questionnaire which was administrated to the Awareness and Awareness topics was passed to PRIS and the Awareness and Awareness Questionnaires were passed to the PUBS class After two months we passed the post-questionnaire to both classes to validate the long-term impact of the study. The findings of the study show that awakeness and awareness processes have an effect on the math learning process, on its context in students' daily lives and their growing interest in learning math.

Keywords: Awakeness, awareness, learning mathematics, pupils.

Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 560


[1] Freire, P. (1998). Pedagogy of freedom: Ethics, democracy, and civic courage. Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
[2] Greene, M. (1995). Releasing the imagination: Essays on education, the arts, and social change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
[3] Healthy Behaviors- Prevention and treatment of obesity- Ministry of health, Jerusalem, November 2011 (In Hebrew).
[4] Howells, K. (2015). The importance of gratitude, The positive Times Education for Educators, (Electronic version), June 16 2015.
[5] Joan, R. (2015). Awareness of Facebook Education among Student Teachers in Present Scenario. I-manager’s Journal on School Educational Technology, Vol. 10 No. 4.
[6] Luperini, R. (1998). Il professore come intellettuale. La riforma della scuola e l’insegnamento della letteratura. Milano-Lecce: EdC-Lupetti/Piero Manni.
[7] Marton F. and Booth, S. (1997), Learning and Awareness, The Educational Psychology Series, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Publishers, New-Jersey.
[8] Marton, F., M. Carlsson-Asplund & L. Halasz (1992). Differences in understanding and the use of reflective variation in reading. British Journal of Educational Psychology 62.1, 1–16.
[9] Menon, S. (2016). Awareness on Learning Disabilities among Elementary School Teachers. Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2016, 2(2): 78-83
[10] Ministry of Health, Israel, 2018 (In Hebrew).
[11] Patterson, C., Crooks, D., Lunyk-Child, O. (2002). A new perspective on competencies for self-directed learning. Journal Nurse Education, Vol.41, No.1, 25-31.
[12] Gross, R. (2015). Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour (6th ed.). UK, Hachette.
[13] Rautins, C., & Ibrahim, A. (2011). Wide-Awakeness: Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Imagination, Humanism, Agency, and Becoming. The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 3(3), 24-36.
[14] Sotska, H., Paziura, N., & Trynus, O. (2018). The Use of Social Networks in the Process of Learning English as a Second Language. Information technologies and learning tools, Vol 63, No. 1, 242-250.