A Journey towards Discovering Novel Ways of Teaching and Learning


  • Somanita Kheang North Carolina State University


Mathematics teaching and learning, Andragogy


This currere describes my experience in learning mathematics in Cambodia through traditional ways (pedagogical teaching approaches) and how my experiences in being a student in Cambodia, Thailand and the U.S. have shaped my views in teaching and helping students learn. This currere suggests the application of andragogy as a novel way to teach mathematics in elementary schools in Cambodia. This paper consists of four major parts: 1) The regression: Multiplication and me; 2) The progression: My dream of the future of mathematic teaching and learning; 3) Analyzing the possibility of inspiring elementary mathematic teachers; and 4) Synthetic stage: Exploring novel ways to teach and learn mathematics.