An exploration of strategies to support non-specialist Mathematics and Statistics Learners in Higher Education in Mauritius.
This doctoral study intends to develop a few themes for exploration by looking at some major research questions. Past experiences (joy, excitement, apprehension, fear, anxiety) and personal expectations students have, that will help the researcher enhance his teaching skills and the students’ learning experience, in mathematics and statistics. Furthermore, the researcher is looking at appropriate actions he should undertake to assist non-specialist students in studying and enjoying mathematics/statistics modules.
Thematic Analysis is being carried out and both students and members of the academic staff were participants in the data collection. Surveys, Focus Groups and Interviews were part of the data collection process.
Quantitative analysis will also be used, albeit to a limited extent, to test some hypothesis.
Supervisory team: Dr Leena Robertson and Dr Gordon Weller
Position: Senior Lecturer in Mathematics + Area Head for the School of Business, Innovation and Creativity
Company: Middlesex University Mauritius
Doctoral Status: Write-up stage, expected to submit in 2022
Thesis: An exploration of strategies to support non-specialist Mathematics and Statistics Learners in Higher Education in Mauritius.