A Multidimensional Approach to Training Mathematics Students at a University: Improving the Efficiency through the Unity of Social, Psychological and Pedagogical Aspects
IJMEST Volume 49, Number 3, ISSN 0020-739X
The article deals with social, psychological and pedagogical aspects of teaching mathematics students at universities. The sociological portrait and the factors influencing a career choice of a mathematician have been investigated through the survey results of 198 first-year students of applied mathematics major at 27 state universities (Russia). Then, psychological characteristics of mathematics students have been examined based on scientific publications. The obtained results have allowed us to reveal pedagogical conditions and specific ways of training mathematics students in the process of their education at university. The article also contains the analysis of approaches to the development of mathematics education both in Russia and in other countries. The results may be useful for teaching students whose training requires in-depth knowledge of mathematics.
Kuznetsova, E. & Matytcina, M. (2018). A Multidimensional Approach to Training Mathematics Students at a University: Improving the Efficiency through the Unity of Social, Psychological and Pedagogical Aspects. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 49(3), 401-416.