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ERIC Number: EJ788378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Investigating Quality of Undergraduate Mathematics Lectures
Bergsten, Christer
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v19 n3 p48-72 2007
The notion of quality in undergraduate mathematics lectures is examined by using theoretical notions and research results from the literature and empirical data from a case study on lecturing on limits of functions. A systemic triangular model is found to catch critical quality aspects of a mathematics lecture, consisting of mathematical exposition, teacher immediacy, and general quality criteria for mathematics teaching. Mathematical exposition involves the dynamic interplay of mathematical content, mathematical process, and institutionalisation. The discussion is a contribution to an increased pedagogical awareness in undergraduate mathematics teaching. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A