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Getting into university: from foundation to first year engineering

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posted on 20.01.2017, 13:52 by Stephanie Thomas
With this poster proposal I present an ongoing longitudinal study with engineering students taking a (science) foundation course. The aim of the research is to explore the reasons why students decided to take the foundation course going beyond the rather obvious one, “because they did not have the necessary qualification for direct entry”. Secondly, I wish to explore students’ mathematical progression into first year engineering and ultimately the usefulness of the foundation course in that respect. I took a case study methodology to collect data in the form of interviews with students; analyses were qualitative. Initial findings indicate that students expressed a variety of reasons for taking the foundation course, and that students’ mathematical progression is not linear.

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School

  • Science

Department

  • Mathematics Education Centre

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Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education

Citation

TREFFERT-THOMAS, S., 2017. Getting into university: from foundation to first year engineering. Presented at the Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10), Dublin, Ireland, 1st-5th February 2017.

Publisher

European Society for Research in Mathematics Education

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

08/12/2016

Publication date

2017

Notes

This is a conference poster presentation.

Language

en

Location

Dublin, Ireland

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