Focus and Scope
Postulat: Jurnal Inovasi Pendidikan Matematika, an electronic international journal, provides a forum for publishing the original research articles, review articles from invited experts, and the novel technology news related to mathematics education. This journal is designed to lecturers, researchers, mathematics school teachers, teacher educators, university students (Master and Doctoral) who want to publish their research reports or their literature review articles (only for invited contributors), and short communication about mathematics education and its instructional. Besides regular writers, for each volume, the contents will be contributed by invited contributors who experts in mathematics education either from Indonesia or abroad.
The Journal invites original research articles and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The whole spectrum of research in mathematics education are welcome, which includes, but is not limited to the following topics:
POSTULAT: Jurnal Inovasi Pendidikan publishes the results of theoretical studies or research in the field of mathematics education. The focus and scope of this journal's research include: mathematical thinking skills, innovative mathematics learning, mathematics learning media, assessment and evaluation of mathematics learning, lesson study, ethnomathematics and technology in mathematics learning.
Research design in POSTULAT: Jurnal Inovasi Pendidikan can be in the form of Classroom Action Research, descriptive research, qualitative research, quantitative research, experimental research, development research (DR), and Research and development (R&D).
- Mathematics Thinking Skills
Mathematics thinking skill refers to the skill (a human construct) to obtain, to process, and to retain mathematical information (cognitive) and to solve mathematics problems (pragmatic). To maintain the focus of this journal, the scope of mathematics ability includes the following abilities: reasoning, connection, communication, representation, and problem-solving.
- Innovative Mathematics Learning
Innovative learning is the process of creating an atmosphere where students learn about new things regularly, question them, and think of new ideas on their own. Thus innovative mathematics learning article should proposes development of creativity and innovation character of students
- Mathematics Learning Media
Learning media is used as a means of supporting the learning process for learning objectives can be achieved. Learning media is defined as a tool in the form of physical and non-physical used by teachers in conveying material to students to be more effective and efficient.
- Assessment and Evaluation of Mathematics Learning
Assessment is feedback from the student to the instructor about the student's learning. Evaluation uses methods and measures to judge student learning and understanding of the material for purposes of grading and reporting. Evaluation is feedback from the instructor to the student about the student's learning.
- Lesson Study
Lesson Study is a Japanese model of teacher-led research in which a triad of teachers work together to target an identified area for development in their students’ learning. Using existing evidence, participants collaboratively research, plan, teach and observe a series of lessons, using ongoing discussion, reflection and expert input to track and refine their interventions.
Ethnomathematics is the study of the relationship between mathematics and culture. In a deeper understanding, ethnomathematics refers to mathematics which is practiced by members of a cultural group who share similar experiences and practices with the mathematics that can be in a unique form. Culture gives diverse and interesting contexts in mathematics learning to be discussed.
- Technology in Mathematics Learning
The advance of information and communication technology (ICT) has been the concern of all human life, including in education. When all students use technology, education must be the first one to utilize it for the sake of effectiveness and attractiveness.