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Syllabus for

Academic year
MVE370 - Mathematics and society
Matematik och samhälle
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPLOL
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Technology and Learning
Department: 11 - MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES


Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 40121
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 60

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Written and oral assignments 7,5c Grading: UG   0,0c 3,0c 4,5c    

In programs

TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
TKKEF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 3 
TKKMT CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 
TKMAS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKTFY ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 3 
TKTEM ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, Year 3 
TKBIO BIOENGINEERING, Year 3 
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Samuel Bengmark

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Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The course requires begun mentorship in mathematics and an active volunteer involvement in non-profit association or equivalent with social entrepreneurial objectives, such as Intize.
The student must have completed at least 30 credits of which at least 20 credits in mathematics.

NOTE! The course starts in the study period two and end in study period four.

Aim

The course has several aims: The student should

1. Get to know what it is like to lead and support the learning of others by acting as a mentor.
2. Develop their ability to take a mathematical didactic perspective and practice it in their mentoring.
3. Gain insight into the limitations and possibilities of the social entrepreneur¿s roles to make visible the interaction between mathematics and society.
4. Increase their ability to reflect on their learning and their role in different relationships and communicate this to others.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • be able to make the role of mathematics in the society and for the individual visible
  • show the ability to independently and together with others plan, perform and evaluate and develop mathematics education, pedagogic and relational work
  • give an account of and discuss different mathematical didactical terms and ideas
  • show some knowledge about understanding of social relations, conflict management and leadership
  • show an understanding for how one can contribute to a social sustainable development and identify and problematize the interaction of the engineer with the society in the past, today and in the future.
  • show the ability to recognize discrimination and other offending behaviour and respecting an equal and egalitarian perspective in the mentorship.
  • identify and problematize what it means to work as a social entrepreneur
  • Content

    Learning and teaching (approx. 2.5 ECTS)
    • how to act as a mentor to support learning in mathematics
    • examples of activities that support the students' build up of knowledge in mathematics
    • tools to reflect on one's own learning and practice on writing an essay
    Leadership (approx. 3 ECTS)
    • group dynamics, meeting and leading people, and ethical aspects of this
    • discussion of the role of mathematics in society and of the role of the individual and the subject as well as the engineer for sustainable development
    • discussion of what a social entrepeneur is and its role in society
    Mentorship (approx. 2 ECTS)

    Organisation

    The course demands a mentorship in mathematics and an active involvement in a non-profit organisation. The course content is organized in four themes: mentorship, mathematics education, drive, group dynamics. The work is done in groups and individually. The lectures are held about 3-4 times per study period in the evenings. The lectures consists of both a lecturing part by an expert and a student activity.

    Literature

    Can be found on the course web page.

    Examination including compulsory elements

    To pass the course you need:
  • 80 % attendence at lectures/seminars
  • passed assignments
  • passed mentorship which normally means 2 hours per week for 20 weeks.
  • Based on the results mentioned above the grade U or G is given. 

  • Page manager Published: Thu 04 Feb 2021.