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ERIC Number: EJ1017034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5284
Practicing Engineers' Perspective on Mathematics and Mathematics Education in College
Tosmur-Bayazit, Nermin; Ubuz, Behiye
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v14 n3 p34-40 Jul-Sep 2013
This paper reports on a qualitative study focusing on engineers' point of view in regard to university mathematics and mathematics education. An individual interview was conducted with three electrical and two mechanical engineers between the ages of 25-40, all engaged in successful careers. The subjects were requested to reflect upon themselves as learners of mathematics in the past and as consumers of mathematics in the present. The interviews were analyzed within a framework designed during the research. Framework was grouped into three types: teaching mathematics, analytical thinking and mathematics is an essential and powerful discipline for an engineer's life.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)
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