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ERIC Number: ED500881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
Mathematical Literacy in Higher Education: Attracting Women to Engineering Professions by Using ICT
Keitel, Christine
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v1 p145-148
The engineering profession still is a male domain. Many attempts to change this isolation and to call women into the profession failed. Neither the study conditions nor the social recognition were experienced as adequate for women. The focus on the development of deeper understanding, explicit connectedness, comprehension and social concern are considered as major characteristics that strongly support women's participation and interest in mathematics and the engineering profession. A project at the Technical University of Berlin (TUB) in collaboration with five other Technological Universities, "Multimedia-aided interactive mathematics education for engineers," aims at trying to integrate strongly learner-oriented components into the university studies by using modern ICT. It should serve to discuss the issue of "women and technology". [For complete proceedings, see ED500857.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Germany