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au: Harris, Diane; Pampaka, Maria
ti: ‘They [the lecturers] have to get through a certain amount in an hour’:
first year students’ problems with service mathematics lectures.
so: Teach. Math. Appl. 35, No. 3, 144-158 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Oxford University Press, Oxford; Institute of Mathematics and its
Applications (IMA), Southend-on-sea, Essex
la: EN
cc: D75 D45 C75
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li: https://academic.oup.com/teamat/article/35/3/144/2223546/They-the-lecturers-have-to-get-through-a-certain#main
ab: Summary: Drawing on large-scale survey data and interviews with students
during their first year at university, and case studies in their
institutions, we explore the problems faced by students taking
mathematically demanding courses, e.g. physics and engineering. These
students are often taught mathematics as a service subject by lecturers
of mathematics. Analysis of students’ perceptions of transition
suggests that ‘the lecture’ in Higher Education continues to pose
problems. Thematic analysis of interview data shows that these problems
relate to the way lectures involve ‘time pressure’ and ‘lack of
dialogue/interaction’ which are practices that we associate with
transmissionist pedagogy generally and can also create negative
dispositions. A case study of one mathematics course for engineering
that we argue made a difference is presented, and conclusions drawn for
developing practice which are especially pertinent with the
introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework to monitor and assess
teaching in universities.
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