An innovative approach to evaluating the University of Limerick’s Mathematics Learning Centre

Carroll, Claire and Gill, Olivia (2012) An innovative approach to evaluating the University of Limerick’s Mathematics Learning Centre. pp. 199-214. ISSN 02683679

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Abstract

In a time when mathematical under-preparedness is widespread and learning support is most urgently needed, this investigation seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the mathematics learning centre (MLC) in the University of Limerick. Qualitative and quantitative data on the impact of the MLC on the students’ mathematics education and students’ attitudes towards mathematics were collected through the use of student questionnaires. Analysis of this data provides significant evidence that the MLC is making a valuable contribution to the mathematical experience of the students who are availing of its services. The results of this study strongly support the belief that MLCs have the potential to provide students with both the affective and cognitive support that is so critical to many of the students entering third-level education presently. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]; Copyright of Teaching Mathematics & its Applications is the property of Oxford University Press / USA and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Carroll, Claire 1 Gill, Olivia 1; Affiliation: 1: Mathematics and Statistics and National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; Source Info: Dec2012, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p199; Subject Term: MATHEMATICS -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: LEARNING; Subject Term: MATHEMATICS students; Subject Term: COGNITIVE ability; Subject Term: QUALITATIVE research; Subject Term: QUANTITATIVE research; Subject Term: UNIVERSITY of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland); Subject Term: LIMERICK (Limerick, Ireland); Subject Term: IRELAND; Number of Pages: 16p; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MATHEMATICS -- Study & teaching; LEARNING; MATHEMATICS students; COGNITIVE ability; QUALITATIVE research; QUANTITATIVE research; UNIVERSITY of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland); LIMERICK (Limerick, Ireland); IRELAND
Depositing User: Colin Lowry
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 02:35
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1948

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