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Tertiary Mathematics Education


Coupland, M and Dunn, PK and Galligan, L and Oates, G and Trenholm, S, Tertiary Mathematics Education, Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015, Springer, K Makar, S Dole, J Visnovska, M Goos, A Bennison, K Fry (ed), Singapore, pp. 187-212. ISBN 978-981-10-1417-8 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Singapore

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1419-2_16


Mathematical and statistical education research relevant to students in tertiary settings is reviewed. This is an expanding field and is evolving as researchers shift their attention from the reporting of innovations in lecturing practice and course design to include a deeper consideration of the experiences of educators and learners in this space. The purposeful inclusion of group work and discussion, focus on concepts, authentic problem solving, interactions in lectures with student response systems and online learning are all changing the way mathematics and statistics are taught at this level. The authors note that traditional measures of achievement in the form of exam marks are still relied upon, and call for theory-based and theory-building research including investigations of depth of understanding, and of transfer of knowledge and skills to new situations. An emphasis on the learnerís experience and the employment of cross-disciplinary teams of researchers are further suggestions.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:undergraduate education, mathematics education, statistics education, digital technology in learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Oates, G (Associate Professor Greg Oates)
ID Code:113784
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-01-20
Last Modified:2018-03-23

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