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ERIC Number: EJ939243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Teaching and Learning Conceptions in Engineering Education: An Innovative Approach on Mathematics
Borges, Mario Neto; Goncalves, Maria Do Carmo Narciso Silva; Cunha, Flavio Macedo
European Journal of Engineering Education, v28 n4 p523-534 2003
A worldwide problem in Engineering education is the high rates of students' failure and drop out particularly at the beginning of the course. This is related to the process by which students learn Mathematics. An innovative methodology of teaching calculus was developed and it is presented in this paper. The approach, based on both course modularisation and the error theory, is student centred. It fosters student/lecturer commitment and emphasizes continuous assessment of the process. Knowledge, in this work, is regarded as a construction and reconstruction process based on phenomenological and hermeneutic concepts. Survey results demonstrated the effectiveness of the applied methodology. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil