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Teaching Philosophy

In addition to doing research, the lecturers of the FERM program have rich experience to share their profound knowledge in applied mathematics to students and motivate them to learn. The Department of Mathematics has integrated the modern teaching philosophy in the program. Our teaching philosophy is based on student-centered learning and constructivism philosophy, preparation of life-long learning, utilizing information and communication technology, integration of theories and practice. This educational philosophy was discussed and shared among the faculty during faculty meetings to improve their teaching, between lecturers and students. The educational philosophy has been posted on the department website. The recent educational philosophy has been announced in 2018 in a university retreat for school and department representatives.  IU educational philosophy can be summarized as comprehensive, liberal and global.

As a result, the FERM program hence can provide high quality undergraduate education using the student-centered approach which requires students actively involve and be responsible for their own learning, while the role of academic staff is more on facilitating the learning process, providing students updated knowledge of the field through the teaching strategies such as elaborating, concrete examples, case studies, applied research, motivating and inspiring students for self-studying.