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Independent Study Workbooks for Proofs in Group Theory

Alcock, Lara, Brown, Gavin D., Dunning, Clare (2015) Independent Study Workbooks for Proofs in Group Theory. Independent Study Workbooks for Proofs in Group Theory, . ISSN 2198-9745. E-ISSN 2198-9753. (doi:DOI 10.1007/s40753-015-0009-7) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper describes a small-scale research project based on workbooks designed to support independent study of proofs in a first course on group theory. We discuss the lecturers’ aims in designing the workbooks, and set these against a background of research on students’ learning of group theory and on epistemological beliefs and study habits in higher education. We organise our analysis of student responses around three emerging themes: 1) structured support provided by the work- books, 2) productive forced study of lecture notes, and 3) engaging with proofs. Discussion of our data in terms of these themes suggests several considerations for the design of tasks for independent study of advanced mathematics.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: DOI 10.1007/s40753-015-0009-7
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 11 Studying and teaching mathematics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: Clare Dunning
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 15:58 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48149 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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