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Mathematics at university: practices, values and participation. (English)
Adams, G. (ed.), Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). Vol. 34, No. 2. Proceedings of the day conference, University of Southampton, UK, June 14, 2014. London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). 25-30 (2014).
Summary: In this paper we report on a developmental design research study in an engineering mathematics undergraduate course, where previous attempts to increase participation had failed. We take ideas from socio-political theories to frame the teaching (re-)design and use a socio-cultural theoretical framework ‒ where learning is seen as participation ‒ to evaluate its impact. We collected data from students’ written feedback and used peer observation to reflect on and refine the teaching strategy and to analyse the students’ learning. Results showed a positive participation (although not all students engaged or liked the approach) and we discuss the implications of our results for Mathematics Education.
Classification: D45 D35 C25
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