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
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period14/07/1119/07/11

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