id: 06618373
dt: a
an: 2016e.00294
au: Coupland, Mary; Dunn, Peter K.; Galligan, Linda; Oates, Greg; Trenholm,
Sven
ti: Tertiary mathematics education.
so: Makar, Katie (ed.) et al., Research in mathematics education in Australasia
2012‒2015. Singapore: Springer (ISBN 978-981-10-1417-8/pbk;
978-981-10-1419-2/ebook). 187-211 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Singapore: Springer
la: EN
cc: D20 D35 K15 U75
ut: undergraduate mathematics; statistics education; digital technology in
learning mathematics and statistics
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1419-2_10
ab: Summary: Mathematical and statistical education research relevant to
students in tertiary settings 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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