Mathematics learning, identity and educational practice: the transition into Higher Education

This project focuses on how different mathematics educational practices at 16-19 and in transition to Higher Education influence students' developing dispositions towards and decisions about study in HE, and students’ success in first year HE.

A longitudinal survey will track a cohort of students learning outcomes and decisions as they move from Level 3 study to the end of their first year at university, and provide  evidence of the effectiveness of programmes and transitional practices.

Case Studies will draw on the stories of transition of 40 individual students' and related field studies in 4 universities and 8 Departments where different transition approaches are being practised in regard to mathematics, viz: 'diagnostic assessment and targeted support', 'widening participation' and ‘school-university collaboration initiatives'.

Outcomes will include understandings of (i) the diversity of student experience of learning mathematics in 6fFE for transition into STEM in HE; (ii) how educational transition practices and policies impact on student choices, dispositions and retention, and thus (iii) how initiatives might be more successful in engaging learners in mathematics.

 



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The place of maths in a different ‘space’ : value of mathematics in student narratives of an imagined future in higher education

Author: Valerie Farnsworth Date: 30 July 2010 Conference paper/presentation

Developing a leading identity across the transition to mathematically demanding programmes at university

Author: Laura Black Date: 01 January 2010 Conference proceedings

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Using mathematics to solve engineering problems and mathematical subjectivities

Author: Pauline Davis Date: 26 April 2011 Conference paper/presentation

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Transfer of mathematics learning to problems of electrical and electronic engineering during the first year of university

Author: Pauline Davis Date: 26 April 2011 Conference paper/presentation

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The gendered becoming of engineers and the value of mathematics

Author: Pauline Davis Date: 22 April 2011 Conference paper/presentation

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Students’ experiences of first year university and the mediation of institutional discourses on their transition into mathematics in STEM

Author: Pauline Davis Date: 03 August 2010 Conference paper/presentation

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Transfer of mathematics learning to problems of electrical and electronic engineering during the first year of university

Author: Pauline Davis Date: 20 April 2011 Conference paper/presentation

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Learning to learn in STEM subjects : lessons learned from problem-based learning in medical education

Author: Valerie Farnsworth Date: 26 April 2011 Conference paper/presentation

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Mathematics as a ‘tool’ : what does that mean for first year engineering students?

Author: Diane Harris Date: 26 April 2011 Conference paper/presentation

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Mathematics diagnostic test for first year undergraduate engineers : issues of transition and identity

Author: Diane Harris Date: 03 August 2010 Conference paper/presentation

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Transition from mathematics GCSE to AS level : contradictions and problems for institutions but development of identity and opportunity for students

Author: Paul Hernandez-Martinez Date: 03 August 2010 Conference paper/presentation

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Student transition to advanced mathematical thinking : a focus on ‘proof ‘as a threshold concept and student self-authoring

Author: Kamilah Jooganah Date: 03 August 2010 Conference paper/presentation

The transition to advanced mathematical thinking : socio-cultural and cognitive perspectives

Author: Kamilah Jooganah Date: 01 January 2010 Conference proceedings

Learning communities and gender : the case of transition into HE mathematics

Author: Kamilah Jooganah Date: 26 April 2011 Conference paper/presentation

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Proof as a threshold concept for university mathematics : an exploration of student identity and transition

Author: Kamilah Jooganah Date: 03 August 2010 Conference paper/presentation

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Measuring important learning outcomes in the context of two linked UK (mathematics education) projects : from instrument development, to measure validation and statistical modelling

Author: Maria Pampaka Date: 21 April 2011 Seminar/workshop

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Measuring mathematics self efficacy of students at the beginning of their higher education studies

Author: Maria Pampaka Date: 21 April 2011 Presentation/lecture

Measuring students’ transition into university and its association with learning outcomes

Author: Maria Pampaka Date: 01 December 2012 Journal article

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Measuring mathematics self efficacy of students at the beginning of their higher education studies

Author: Maria Pampaka Date: 01 January 2010 Conference paper/presentation

The association between mathematics pedagogy and learners’ dispositions for university study

Author: Maria Pampaka Date: 01 June 2012 Journal article

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Developing an understanding of immigrant students transiting from college to university mathematics : who can successfully cross boundaries?

Author: Birgit Pepin Date: 26 April 2011 Conference paper/presentation

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Patterns of transition from lower to upper secondary, and from school to university in mathematics

Chair: Birgit Pepin Date: 14 July 2011 Organised event

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Mathematics at the boundary between school and university mathematics : the case of ‘worms’ versus ‘the writing hand’

Author: Birgit Pepin Date: 30 July 2010 Conference paper/presentation

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Dealing with “fragile identities” : resistance and refiguring in women mathematics students

Author: Yvettte Solomon Date: 22 April 2011 Conference paper/presentation

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Learning university mathematics : a case for expansive learning

Author: Geoff Wake Date: 01 January 2010 Conference paper/presentation

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Start date
30 April 2008
End date
29 April 2010
Grant holder
Professor Julian Williams
Co-applicants
Dr Laura Black
Dr Birgit Pepin
Dr Pauline Davis
Mr Geoffrey Wake
Mr Geoffrey Wake
Grant amount
£530,872.26
Grant reference
RES-062-23-1213
Discipline
Education
Grant type