Mathematics in Engineering Education

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102). This special issue belongs to the section "STEM Education".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 91

Special Issue Editors

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1. Aalborg Centre of Problem-Based Learning in Engineering, Science and Sustainability under the Auspices of UNESCO, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
2. Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, 5020 Bergen, Norway
Interests: teaching and learning of mathematics at higher education level, including STEM; problem and project-based learning; learning psychology; subject matter analysis

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Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik und Physik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, 30167 Hannover, Germany
Interests: the use of mathematics in signal theory and more general in empirical sciences; epistemological and subject scientific analyses of mathematical practices; anthropological theory of the didactics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on the role of mathematics in engineering education. Mathematics is, without question, an essential tool for engineers, but how we teach it at the university level is another matter. Previous research has shown, on one side, that it is often a challenge for engineering students to learn mathematics and, on the other side, that they need different mathematics and another approach to mathematics than, for example, mathematics students. Mathematics teaching should take into account the specific uses in engineering science as well as new digital possibilities (from CAS, MATLAB, to AI) even more than before. In view of this situation, numerous efforts are being made to modify content appropriately and to try out new teaching methods.

The planned issue aims, above all, to present contributions that combine both concerns, i.e., that make solid epistemological analyses of specific uses of mathematics the starting point for considerations of modified forms of teaching. A contribution may address any of the following questions or go beyond these topics:

  • How to enable engineering students to gain new experiences in learning mathematics;
  • How to relate the teaching in mathematics courses more to how mathematics concepts are taught in engineering courses?
  • How can new digital possibilities (CAS, MATLAB, and AI) be used to make mathematics teaching more relevant for engineering students?
  • How may inquiry-, project-, problem-, case-, challenged-based learning, and other activity-based teaching modes make mathematics more relevant for engineering students?

Prof. Bettina Dahl Søndergaard
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Hochmuth
Guest Editors

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  • epistemological analysis
  • subject matter analysis
  • digital tools
  • problem-based learning
  • inquiry-based learning
  • challenged-based learning
  • mathematics in engineering education
  • higher education
  • university pedagogy

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