Tertiary mathematics education

Coupland, Mary and Dunn, Peter K. and Galligan, Linda and Oates, Greg and Trenholm, Sven (2016) Tertiary mathematics education. In: Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015. Springer, Singapore, pp. 187-211. ISBN 978-981-10-1417-8

Abstract

Mathematical and Statistical Education Research relevant to students in tertiary is reviewed. This is an expanding field and is evolving as researchers shift their attention from the reporting of innovations in lecturing practice and course design, to include a deeper consideration of the experiences of educators and learners in this space. The purposeful inclusion of group work and discussion, focus on concepts, authentic problem solving, interactions in lectures with student response systems and online learning are all changing the way mathematics and statistics are taught at this level. The authors note that traditional measures of achievement in the form of exam marks are still relied upon, and call for theory-based and theory-building research including investigations of depth of understanding, and of transfer of knowledge and skills to new situations. An emphasis on the learner’s experience and the employment of cross-disciplinary teams of researchers are further suggestions.


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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 05:02
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 05:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Undergraduate mathematics and statistics education; Digital technology in learning mathematics and statistics
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1419-2_10
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29348

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