For university training, all teaching processes aim at developing and perfecting occupational competencies for learners. In the study of teaching mathematics at Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam, we consider mathematical modeling as a way to help students solve problems mathematically. Accordingly, the main role of teachers in these situations mostly include: to build learning environment, conduct research and practice, introduce methods and guarantee accurate content of math theory. Through the process of implementing mathematical modeling, independent working competency of students is influenced by two basic factors named psychological factors and individual competency factors. The research results show that the main psychological factors include attitudes, motives and willpower while individual competency factors include the competency to recognize occupational situations, the competence to switch between the practice and mathematics, the competency to use supportive technology in the process of working with mathematical models and randomly opening data sets.
Ngoc Dong Thi, Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administrations, Vietnam
Nam Nguyen Danh, Thai Nguyen University of Education and Training, Vietnam
Stream: Educational Research
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