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Title: A response to the problems of teaching a highly technical subject to students without A-level Maths or Science
Authors: Billett, E.H.
Owen, W.G.
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: © Loughborough University
Citation: BILLETT and OWEN, 1992. A response to the problems of teaching a highly technical subject to students without A-level Maths or Science. IDATER 1992 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
Abstract: Brunel University offers a BSc in Industrial Design with a high technology content. Crucially we teach the Mechanics, Electrics and Materials in the same language as would be used to teach engineers. Ideally this course has recruited students who had A-level Maths as well as a good portfolio of Art and Design work, together with additional Science or D&T A-levels. It will be no secret that students of this background are an endangered species. In order not to abandon the technological approach, the following long term strategy has been devised: 1. An accelerated introduction to selected elements of the Maths Curriculum by carefully chosen tutors with a small targeted group of students; 2. The use of the Computer Aided Learning in Mathematics project to back up these lectures. 3. The development of Mechanics and Electrics CAL materials based on a unique combination of the constructivist approach to science pioneered by Driver and Osborne presented in a HyperCard environment.
Description: This is a conference paper.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/1587
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