Problem and purpose. In modern conditions the importance of solving environmental problems of a global and regional nature makes us search for ways to improve the process of teaching mathematics to future ecologists. The project activity is one of directions here. The purpose of this article is to define and theoretically justify methodological requirements for the effective implementation of the project method in the mathematical education of students – future ecologists.
Materials and methods. The authors use theoretical research methods (analysis of Russian and foreign literature, the study and generalization of pedagogical experience), observational methods (observation for educational and research activities in mathematics of students of environmental direction at Vyatka State University, self-observation).
Results. The authors present a set of methodological requirements that ensure the effective use of the project approach to the process of teaching mathematics to future ecologists. An applied, problematic and practical orientation of projects, their research, integrated and systematic nature, the prevalence of the mathematical component in project activities, interdisciplinary integration in the process of its implementation are of great importance.
Conclusion. Implementation of applied research projects by students – future ecologists contributes to their mastery of the skills to apply the studied theoretical material to the solution of modern environmental problems. This form of work demonstrates the possibility of using mathematics in subsequent professional activities, provides students with the formation of research skills, creates a motivation for self-education in order to study applied mathematical methods and build new mathematical models in relation to environmental issues.
Key words: project activity, project method, applied research project, students – future ecologists
For Reference: Kalinin, S. I., & Toropova, S. I. (2020). Using the project method in the mathematical education of students – future ecologists. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 45 (3), 158-168. doi: 10.32744/pse.2020.3.12
Information about the authors:
Sergey I. Kalinin (Russia, Kirov) - Professor, Doctor of Education, Professor of the Department of Fundamental Mathematics. Vyatka State University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5439-9414. Scopus ID: 57205334852 Svetlana I. Toropova (Russia, Kirov) - Teaching Assistant of the Department of Fundamental Mathematics. Vyatka State University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5439-9414. Scopus ID: 57205334852