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ERIC Number: EJ985790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
An Innovative Approach to Evaluating the University of Limerick's Mathematics Learning Centre
Carroll, Claire; Gill, Olivia
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v31 n4 p199-214 Dec 2012
In a time when mathematical under-preparedness is widespread and learning support is most urgently needed, this investigation seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the mathematics learning centre (MLC) in the University of Limerick. Qualitative and quantitative data on the impact of the MLC on the students' mathematics education and students' attitudes towards mathematics were collected through the use of student questionnaires. Analysis of this data provides significant evidence that the MLC is making a valuable contribution to the mathematical experience of the students who are availing of its services. The results of this study strongly support the belief that MLCs have the potential to provide students with both the affective and cognitive support that is so critical to many of the students entering third-level education presently.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland