Threshold Concepts in the Applied Mathematics BSc Programme: A Structural Comparison with Trehshold Concepts in the Computer Science BSc Programme

Bert Zwaneveld, Hans Sterk

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Abstract

We established empirically which threshold concepts the students in an applied mathematics bachelor programme experienced and which characteristics apply in the students' view. The set-up of the research, its results, e.g., the students’ ability to reflect on their learning, and its provisional implications for teaching, might also be of interest to researchers and teachers outside mathematics. We observe that mathematics and computer science are comparable in this respect but a comparison with results in other disciplines would certainly be valuable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThreshold Concepts on the Edge
EditorsJulie A. Timmermans, Ray Land
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill|Sense
Chapter18
Pages255-271
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789004419971
ISBN (Print)9789004419957, 9789004419964
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2019

Publication series

SeriesEducational Futures: Rethinking Theory and Practicde
Volume73
ISSN2214-9864

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    Zwaneveld, B., & Sterk, H. (2019). Threshold Concepts in the Applied Mathematics BSc Programme: A Structural Comparison with Trehshold Concepts in the Computer Science BSc Programme. In J. A. Timmermans, & R. Land (Eds.), Threshold Concepts on the Edge (pp. 255-271). Brill|Sense. Educational Futures: Rethinking Theory and Practicde, Vol.. 73 https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004419971_018