The mathematical attainment of international students studying foundation science and engineering programmes: challenges and strategies

MacLeod, N. A. and McEwan, M. P. (2010) The mathematical attainment of international students studying foundation science and engineering programmes: challenges and strategies. InForm: A Journal for International Foundation Programme Professionals, 5, pp. 11-13.

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Abstract

A thorough grounding in mathematics is key for international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering or science disciplines in UK higher education. However, the diversity in mathematical attainment of international student cohorts can be extremely problematic and often students are prevented from reaching their potential by the presumptions of prior learning. A strategy for proactively identifying and bridging the gap in students’ mathematical knowledge is presented.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McEwan, Dr Michael and MacLeod, Dr Neil
Authors: MacLeod, N. A., and McEwan, M. P.
College/School:University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Journal Name:InForm: A Journal for International Foundation Programme Professionals
Publisher:University of Reading
ISSN:2052-8264

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