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    Dilemmas experienced in lecturing undergraduate calculus


    Breen, Sinead and O'Shea, Ann (2019) Dilemmas experienced in lecturing undergraduate calculus. In: Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI 7). Dublin City University, pp. 43-50. ISBN 9781873769959

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    Abstract

    We consider a set of accounts written by two university lecturers describing incidents that took place during their first-year Calculus modules. Analysis of these accounts revealed that the lecturers had to make some difficult decisions while teaching. These situations sometimes involved choices between two or more alternatives each of which had disadvantages. We labelled these choices ‘dilemmas’. Here we present and discuss the three most common types of dilemma evident from our data: namely, balancing good practice in teaching with students’ feeling of discomfort; balancing the needs of students with different backgrounds; balancing time constraints and active participation by students.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode. Sinéad Breen, & Ann O'Shea. (2019). DILEMMAS EXPERIENCED IN LECTURING UNDERGRADUATE CALCULUS. In L. Harbison, & A. Twohill (Eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI7) (pp. 43–50). Dublin, Ireland: Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3539054
    Keywords: mathematics lecturing; undergraduate; calculus; good practice in teaching; student engagement;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 14236
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3539053
    Depositing User: Dr. Ann O'Shea
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 16:47
    Publisher: Dublin City University
    Refereed: Yes
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