id: 06452094
dt: a
an: 2015d.00121
au: Bergsten, Christer; Jablonka, Eva
ti: Mathematics as “meta-technology" and “mind-power": views of engineering
students.
so: Ubuz, Behiye (ed.) et al., CERME 8. Proceedings of the eigth congress of
the European Society of Research in Mathematics Education, Antalya,
Turkey, February 6‒10, 2013. Ankara: Middle East Technical University
(ISBN 978-975-429-315-9). 2286-2295 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Ankara: Middle East Technical University
la: EN
cc: C25
ut: engineering students’ rationales; potential gains; students’
experiences; interest; university mathematics
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: The paper reports an exploration of first year undergraduate
engineering students’ rationales for choosing engineering programmes
at master’s level and the potential gains for their future
professions they see from studying mathematics. As a means for
organising the data, we used some notions of Bourdieu’s theory of the
economy of forms of social practice. The study aims to contribute to
understanding differences in the students’ experiences of and
interest in university mathematics.
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