The role of mathematics and modeling in a competency centered learning system

G.R. Langereis, J. Hu, L.M.G. Feijs

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Abstract

With competency based learning in a project driven environment, we are facing a different perspective of how students perceive mathematical modelling. In this paper, a model is proposed where conventional education is seen as a process from math to design, while competency driven approaches tend to have an inverted sequence. We assumed there is a virtual barrier for on-demand learning when touching the mathematical modelling layer under the layer of technical skills. Several successful attempts were done in the past to remove the technology skill from the chain in order to make the opportunities of modelling visible. After experiencing the modelling competency in such a setting, students can beneficially deploy it for technology. We evaluated this model based on a learning activity which was changed from traditional education into competency centred learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 15th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, ICTMA15, 14-19 July 2011, Melbourne, Australia,
Place of PublicationMelbourne
Pages1-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event15th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA15), July 14-19, 2011, Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 14 Jul 201119 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA15), July 14-19, 2011, Melbourne, Australia
Abbreviated titleICTMA15
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period14/07/1119/07/11

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    Langereis, G. R., Hu, J., & Feijs, L. M. G. (2011). The role of mathematics and modeling in a competency centered learning system. In Proceedings of 15th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, ICTMA15, 14-19 July 2011, Melbourne, Australia, (pp. 1-8).