Student Mathematical Preparedness

Student Mathematical Preparedness for Third-Level STEM Degrees

Abstract: The aim of this project is to explore students’ mathematical preparedness for STEM education at tertiary level in the Irish context. The project takes an innovative approach to the issue of student retention in STEM degrees by investigating the perceptions of three stakeholders – teachers, students and lecturers – on the mathematical preparedness of students for studying science and engineering at tertiary level. This project will also examine the existence and perception of interdisciplinary STEM education in preparing students for the transition to tertiary level STEM learning. A pilot study is currently in process with further in-depth work planned for next year.

Investigators/ Researchers: Dr Ciara Lane; Dr Gráinne Walshe
Commencement Date: June 2018
End Date: August 2019