Learning Strategies in Engineering Mathematics

Conceptualisation, Development, and Evaluation of MP²-MathePlus

  • Birgit Griese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-286

About this book


Birgit Griese presents MP2-Math/Plus, a support project for first-year students in engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum that aims at preventing unnecessary drop-out. Conceptualisation and development of the project follow a design research approach according to Gravemeijer, Cobb, and van den Akker. The interventions focus on learning strategies which are collected in a pre-post design with the aid of the LIST questionnaire by Wild and Schiefele. These and other data are utilised for the evaluation of MP2-Math/Plus. The results confirm the adaptations of the project procedures in successive cycles, stress the importance of effort and motivation, and assess the success of the project.


Encountering the Problem
Theoretical Concepts
Research Approach and Objectives
Design Development
Methodology and Results
Project Evaluation

Target Groups
  • Researchers, academics, and students in the fields of didactics of mathematics; lecturers in mathematics affined courses

  • Teachers of mathematics and their supervisors/instructors
The Author

Dr. Birgit Griese had worked as a mathematics teacher for many years before she received her doctoral degree at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. She now works at Paderborn University, researching mathematics teachers’ professional development.


Secondary-tertiary transition LIST questionnaire by Wild and Schiefele E-Learning Gender-Aspects Evaluation of MP2-MathPlus

Authors and affiliations

  • Birgit Griese
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  1. 1.Institut für MathematikPaderborn UniversityPaderbornGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer Spektrum, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-17618-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-17619-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-3974
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3982
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