
06304632
a
2014d.00348
Heilio, Matti
Mathematics in industry and teachers' training.
Damlamian, Alain (ed.) et al., Educational interfaces between mathematics and industry. Report on an ICMIICIAMstudy. The 20th ICMI study. Cham: Springer (ISBN 9783319022697/hbk; 9783319022703/ebook). New ICMI Study Series 16, 223228 (2013).
2013
Cham: Springer
EN
D35
M15
D39
M19
modeling
teacher training
simulation
industrial mathematics
university education
doi:10.1007/9783319022703_21
Summary: Mathematics, modelling and simulation, socalled mathematical technology, is emerging as a vital resource to achieve competitive edge in knowledge based industries and development of society. This vision about the role of mathematics has inspired efforts to enhance knowledge transfer between universities and industry. Especially, it means a challenge for university education. A modern view of mathematics should be reflected in curricula and educational practices. This has implication for the way how mathematical modelling should be inserted to the curricula at various levels. The main focus of this article is on undergraduate teaching at tertiary level. However, some important implications are suggested concerning the schools preparing students for universities.