- Dr. Ronnie Karsenty WIS representative in iTEM group of directors
- Dr. Alon Pinto
- Dr. Jason Cooper
- Prof. Boris Koichu
- Dr. Hadas Levi Gamliel
Secretariat and Administration:Shani Motsa
Innovative Teaching Education in Mathematics (iTEM) – Improving teaching, learning, and understanding in 1st-year mathematics courses for engineering students.
The iTEM project is a capacity-building project in higher education, funded since 2019 by the Erasmus Plus program. The project is a consortium of 16 partners from 8 countries (Greece, Spain, Austria, Sweden, North Macedonia, Israel, Kosovo, Uzbekistan); the leading partner is the Technological Educational Institute of Crete. The Weizmann Institute team is responsible for iTEM’s Quality Assessment working package. The project’s main objective is to improve the teaching, learning, and understanding in first-year mathematics courses for engineering students, through the use of innovative teaching methods and resources designed to help students realize the impact and relevance of mathematics for success in their studies and professional careers. The project’s main outcomes include:
- Integration of real-life problems into Calculus I and Linear Algebra I, demonstrating the application of mathematics in current technology;
- Development of technology that supports teachers in early identification of students who are experiencing difficulties in learning mathematics, in order to provide timely assistance;
- Training of teachers in the most modern and efficient teaching techniques, such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Project Oriented Problem-Based Learning (POPBL).