Hosein, Anesa; Aczel, James and Clow, Doug
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This paper discusses an online survey of linear programming (LP) lecturers in four countries in various disciplines. The study uses Biglan’s [1, 2] classification of disciplines to show that courses in hard-pure and hard-applied subjects were more likely to teach theoretical aspects of linear programming whilst the hard-applied and soft-applied subjects looked more at the application. Further, the soft-applied disciplines were more likely to utilize software during the teaching of the topic. Also, US lecturers were more likely to teach theoretical aspects of LP whilst the UK lecturers were more likely to use common software such as spreadsheets rather than dedicated LP or maths software.
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|Keywords:||linear programming; survey; mathematics; software; pure; applied; teaching; undergraduate|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Institute of Educational Technology|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||James Aczel|
|Date Deposited:||21 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2016 05:30|
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