
06454515
j
2015d.00325
Jankvist, Uffe Thomas
The use of original sources and its potential relation to the recruitment problem.
Learn. Math. 34, No. 3, 813 (2014).
2014
FLM Publishing Association, c/o University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Education, Fredericton, NB; Canadian mathematics education study group  CMESG (Groupe Canadien d'\'etude en didactique des math\'ematiques  GCEDM), [s. l.]
EN
D30
A30
C30
secondary school students
original sources
decision making skills
recruitement problem
http://flmjournal.org/index.php?do=details&lang=en&vol=34&num=3&pages=813&ArtID=1035
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 socalled recruitment problem to the mathematical sciences. 24 students were exposed to questionnaire questions and 16 of these to followup 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.