ERIC Number: ED436429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Technology Transfer - A Useful Metaphor for University Level Mathematics Courses for Engineers and Scientists.
In Exeter (ALM 2, 1995), Wolfgang Schloeglmann and the author presented some results of their research. One of these results is a useful metaphor: Teaching mathematics to engineers and scientists who have finished their university studies and have worked for many years in, for example, industry, is structurally similar to the technology transfer from a highly industrialized country in Europe to a so called Third World or developing country in Africa. If this metaphor is correct, it is useful: people are able to learn something about chances, problems and mistakes. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Adults Learning Mathematics Conference (4th, Limerick, Ireland, July 4-6, 1997).