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Mathematics in Engineering Education: a Review of the Recent Literature with a View towards Innovative Practices

Abstract : The aim of the special issue is to bring together important current international research on innovative teaching and learning practices in mathematics in engineering education, and to develop deeper understandings of the characteristics of current teaching and learning practices that can inform the design and implementation of future innovative practice. The focus of this review paper is to provide a state-of-the-art overview of this emerging field at the crossroads between mathematics and engineering education, in addition to introducing the papers of this special issue. To guide this paper, we posed three review questions: (1) How can current (teaching/learning/study) practices of mathematics in engineering education be characterized with a view towards innovation?; (2) What are the 'resources' (cognitive, material, digital, social) used, and what are those that appear also well suited for innovative courses?; (3) What are promising innovative practices in mathematics in engineering education, and what are the implications for curriculum reform? Looking back across the studies we summarized in the review, we conclude that they are lagging behind the more fundamental changes that are happening in engineering education, whilst addressing selected aspects of innovative changes within the current system of engineering education. At the same time, the nine papers of this special issue contribute new perspectives for innovative practices in mathematics in engineering education, for a better understanding of current practices and for future research.
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Birgit Pepin, Rolf Biehler, Ghislaine Gueudet. Mathematics in Engineering Education: a Review of the Recent Literature with a View towards Innovative Practices. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Springer, 2021, ⟨10.1007/s40753-021-00139-8⟩. ⟨hal-03206998⟩

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