id: 06454515
dt: j
an: 2015d.00325
au: Jankvist, Uffe Thomas
ti: The use of original sources and its potential relation to the recruitment
problem.
so: Learn. Math. 34, No. 3, 8-13 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: FLM Publishing Association, c/o University of New Brunswick, Faculty of
Education, Fredericton, NB; Canadian mathematics education study group
- CMESG (Groupe Canadien d’étude en didactique des mathématiques -
GCEDM), [s. l.]
la: EN
cc: D30 A30 C30
ut: secondary school students; original sources; decision making skills;
recruitement problem
ci:
li: http://flm-journal.org/index.php?do=details&lang=en&vol=34&num=3&pages=8-13&ArtID=1035
ab: Summary: Based on a study about using original sources with Danish upper
secondary students, the paper addresses the potential outcome of such
an approach in regard to the so-called recruitment problem to the
mathematical sciences. 24 students were exposed to questionnaire
questions and 16 of these to follow-up interviews, which form the basis
for both a small quantitative analysis and a more extensive qualitative
elaboration of this. The study shows that the students felt able to
either select of deselect mathematical sciences as part of their future
studies on a more enlightened basis due to their encounter with
original sources of mathematics. The paper also discusses further
potential roles or original sources in mathematics education not
usually addressed within the literature.
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