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Alzhanova-Ericsson, Alla T.; Bergman, Christina; Dinnétz, Patrik – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The value and importance of lectures in higher education is part of a modern education discourse worldwide. This study aims to estimate the importance of lectures for prospective teachers of kindergarten, preschool and early primary school. We analysed academic achievements of prospective teachers who had either mandatorily or voluntarily attended…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Chamberlain, John Martyn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Against the backdrop of contemporary debates surrounding the public role of criminology, this article argues that a key barrier to ensuring that the next generation of criminologists is equipped with the skills necessary to engage in critical forms of citizenship, is the quantitative "skills gap" that undergraduate students possess as a…
Descriptors: Criminology, Statistical Analysis, Case Studies, Mathematics Skills
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Gordon, Sue; Nicholas, Jackie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
In this study we investigate the conceptions of mathematics bridging courses held by students enrolled in these courses at a major Australian university. We report on the participants' responses to email-interview questions about the mathematics bridging courses to describe a two-dimensional outcome space of variations in awareness about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, College Students
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Bull, Heather – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Maths anxiety interferes with maths cognition and thereby increases the risk of maths errors. To initiate strategies for preventing anxiety-related errors progressing into nursing practice, this study explored the hypothesis that student nurses experience high maths anxiety in association with poor maths performance, and that high maths anxiety is…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Correlation, Scores
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Taylor, M.; Pountney, D.; Malabar, I. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
Mathematics can be perceived as being a difficult subject to learn due to the conceptual leaps required to understand particular mathematical topics. In some areas of mathematics, part of the difficulty may be associated with applying sufficient imagination to visualize a particular mathematical concept, and applying sufficient visio-spatial…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Animation, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Swan, Malcolm – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006
Currently, the teaching of retake GCSE mathematics in further education is predominantly teacher-centred and transmission-oriented. This paper argues that this approach is ineffective for students' learning and for their attitudes towards learning and that a student-centred, collaborative approach to learning, where discussion and reflection are…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Mathematics Instruction, Adult Education, Student Attitudes