### 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 language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of 15th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, ICTMA15, 14-19 July 2011, Melbourne, Australia, |

Place of Publication | Melbourne |

Pages | 1-8 |

Publication status | Published - 2011 |

Event | 15th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA15), July 14-19, 2011, Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne, Australia Duration: 14 Jul 2011 → 19 Jul 2011 |

### Conference

Conference | 15th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA15), July 14-19, 2011, Melbourne, Australia |
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Abbreviated title | ICTMA15 |

Country | Australia |

City | Melbourne |

Period | 14/07/11 → 19/07/11 |

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## Cite this

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).