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2016b.00867
Frejd, Peter
Mathematical modellers' opinions on mathematical modelling in upper secondary education.
Stillman, Gloria Ann (ed.) et al., Mathematical modelling in education research and practice. Cultural, social and cognitive influences. Cham: Springer (ISBN 9783319182711/hbk; 9783319182728/ebook). International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling, 327337 (2015).
2015
Cham: Springer
EN
M14
D34
C20
modeling
teaching of modeling
professional modelers
doi:10.1007/9783319182728_27
Summary: This chapter examines and discusses how professional mathematical modellers have learned about modelling as well as their opinions on the teaching of mathematical modelling in upper secondary education. An interview study showed that they developed most of their knowledge about mathematical modelling during their PhD studies and through their occupation by working with `real modelling'. According to the interviewees mathematical modelling should be a part of mathematics education in upper secondary school, and in particular it should be more emphasized as a part of general education to develop students' critical awareness about how models are used in society. They also gave suggestions for approaches to teach modelling and examples of modelling problems to work with from their own workplace.