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Characterising the teaching of university mathematics: a case of linear algebra

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posted on 21.03.2013, 14:26 by Barbara Jaworski, Stephanie Thomas, Thomas Bartsch
This paper focuses on university mathematics teaching where the topic is linear algebra. The research team includes two mathematics educators and a mathematician who collaborate to study the teaching approach and the issues it raises for teaching-learning at university level. We see university mathematics to constitute a community of practice in which the practitioners are those who do mathematics. Such a perspective draws sociohistorically on established practices in doing, learning and teaching mathematics within a university. The paper offers an interpretation of these theoretical perspectives in relation to a first year course on Linear Algebra. We look at how teaching is constructed within the particular setting, with a critical eye on the learners, on learning outcomes and on the tensions experienced by the lecturer in satisfying student needs and mathematical values.
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JAWORSKI, B., TREFFERT-THOMAS, S. and BARTSCH, T., 2009. Characterising the teaching of university mathematics: a case of linear algebra. IN: Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-24 July 2009, 3, pp. 249 - 256.

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International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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2009

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This is a conference paper.

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9789602436554

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0771-100X

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en

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