The dyslexic engineer – issues for mathematics education

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An exploration of the ways in which dyslexia affects learning of mathematics within engineering. Five case studies are explored and analysed.


This research was conducted by Glynis Perkin. It was published in 2004. The information is suitable for Higher Education. The information is suitable for Disability Practitioner, Lecturer. Further information can be found at:


Context

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Outcomes

  • The challenges successfully met were:
    • None
  • To meet these challenges the following processes were employed:
    • None
  • The following skills were also built:
    • None

Overview of content

  • Introduction
  • Statistics
  • Pre-university qualifications
  • Methodology
  • Case study 1: Tom - 2nd year in Manufacturing Engineering
    • Interview with Tom
    • Report from the English Language Study Unit
    • Report from the Educational Psychologist
  • Case study 2: Ryan - Finalist in Systems Engineering
    • Interview
    • Report from the English Language Study Unit
    • Report from the Educational Psychologist
    • Final result
  • Case study 3: Robert - Finalist in Electronic and Electrical Engineering
    • Interview
    • Report from the English Language Study Unit
    • Report from the Educational Psychologist
    • Final result
  • Case study 4: Keith - Postgraduate research in Chemical Engineering
    • Interview
    • Report from the English Language Study Unit
    • Report from the Educational Psychologist
  • One-to-one Support: Patrick - 1st year in Civil Engineering
    • Observed Difficulties
  • Analysis of case studies and one-to-one support
  • Emerging themes
  • Discussion of ideas
  • Support
    • The Mathematics Learning Support Centre
    • One-to-one Mathematics Support for dyslexic students
    • Suggestions
  • Future lines of inquiry

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