Teaching mathematics to non-mathematicians: the case of media technology undergraduate students

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Abstract

Over the past years, a number of engineering programs have arisen that transcend the division between technical, scientific and art-related disciplines. Media Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark is such an engineering program. In relation to mathematics education, this new development has changed the way mathematics is applied in practice and is taught in these disciplines. This paper discusses a doctoral dissertation that investigated and assessed interventions to increase student motivation and engagement in mathematics among Media Technology students. The results of this dissertation have been used to assess and improve practice in Media Technology and they may inspire interventions in other trans-disciplinary engineering programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the the 10th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10)
PublisherDCU Institute of Education and ERME
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event10th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education - Institute of Education, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 1 Feb 20175 Feb 2017
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Conference

Conference10th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Location Institute of Education, Dublin City University
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period01/02/201705/02/2017
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