ERIC Number: EJ781063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 9
Enhancing "Mathematics for Informatics" and its Correlation with Student Pass Rates
Divjak, B.; Erjavec, Z.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n1 p23-33 Jan 2008
In this article, changes in "Mathematics for Informatics" at the Faculty of Organisation and Informatics in the University of Zagreb are described, and correlated with students pass rates. Students at the Faculty work in an interdisciplinary field, studying Informatics within a business context. The main reason for introducing the changes in the curriculum and its delivery, reflecting internal pressures, was the very low student pass rate in mathematics. The second reason, reflecting external pressure, was to address the requirements of the Bologna declaration in higher education in Croatia. The innovations were introduced in the following areas: content, methodology of teaching and learning, examination methods and support for students. The changes resulted in a significant increase in student pass rates and levels of student satisfaction. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure. Student Survey Results are appended.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Science, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Legislation, Degree Requirements, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Academic Failure, Teaching Methods, Surveys, Student Reaction, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Croatia