Engineering Mathematics in Context

Learning University Mathematics through Problem Based Learning

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Abstract

A theory-based approach to scientific research has an inherent tendency to become secluded from the ongoing problems and discussions of the surrounding society. A problem-based approach to research immediately involves this context of problems and discussions from the outset. In this article, we argue that education in university engineering mathematics should take its outset in contextual problems in order to provide a foundation for the skills and capabilities engineers need in their future job settings, whether it be research or development activities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Volume33
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)956-962
Number of pages7
ISSN0949-149X
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Engineering Mathematics in Context : Learning University Mathematics through Problem Based Learning. / Ravn, Ole; Henriksen, Lars Bo.

In: International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2017, p. 956-962.

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