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Title: Promoting student engagement with mathematics support
Authors: Symonds, Ria
Lawson, Duncan
Robinson, Carol L.
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications © The Author
Citation: SYMONDS, R., LAWSON, D. and ROBINSON, C.L., 2008. Promoting student engagement with mathematics support. Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, 27 (3), pp. 140-149
Abstract: This article reports the findings of qualitative research undertaken to seek to identify the key reasons why some students are not engaging with mathematics support provided by Loughborough University. The research involved a number of focus groups and ‘on the spot’ interviews with ‘non-users’ from across the campus. Barriers identi¢ed include a lack of awareness of the location of support and a fear of embarrassment. Further interviews were conducted with regular users of the support in an attempt to understand how some of these barriers to usage might be overcome. The article will discuss actions that may be taken to improve student engagement with mathematics support and the issue of how student motivation may affect such action.
Description: This article was accepted for publication in the journal, Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications [Oxford University Press on behalf of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications © The Author]. The definitive version is available at: http://teamat.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/3.toc
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrn01
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8785
Publisher Link: http://teamat.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/3.toc
ISSN: 0268-3679
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mathematics Education Centre)

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