San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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Both Sides of the Equation: Learner and TeacherAn engineering learner’s perspective and math teacher’s perspective are presented through a setof pedagogical observations interwoven with relevant learning theory. Topics presented includehow individual student backgrounds, confidence levels, calculator skillsets, teacher’sassumptions and student interactions affect student learning. This set of observations arises froma first-semester calculus course taught to approximately 35 students. The observations arise fromtwo perspectives. First, from the perspective of an engineering professor who is retakingcalculus.The engineering professor’s reflections combine the perspectives of an adult learnerwith experienced educator having a strong background on STEM retention. Second, amathematics professor’s perspective on the influence of this experience on the class, his teachingand future plans is presented in a counterpoint manner.
Callahan, J., & Bullock, D., & Chyung, S. Y. (2012, June), Both Sides of the Equation: Learner and Teacher Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21025
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