
06452094
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2015d.00121
Bergsten, Christer
Jablonka, Eva
Mathematics as ``metatechnology" and ``mindpower": views of engineering students.
Ubuz, Behiye (ed.) et al., CERME 8. Proceedings of the eigth congress of the European Society of Research in Mathematics Education, Antalya, Turkey, February 610, 2013. Ankara: Middle East Technical University (ISBN 9789754293159). 22862295 (2013).
2013
Ankara: Middle East Technical University
EN
C25
engineering students' rationales
potential gains
students' experiences
interest
university mathematics
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.