Exercising QS: Quantitative skills in an exercise science course

Wilson, Therese Maree (2013) Exercising QS: Quantitative skills in an exercise science course. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 44(6), pp. 796-807.

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Abstract

This study seeks to bring the discipline of exercise science into the discussion of Quantitative Skills (QS) in Science. The author’s experiences of providing learning support to students and working with educators in the field are described, demonstrating the difficulty of encouraging students to address their skills deficit. A survey of students’ perceptions of their own QS and of that required for their course, demonstrates the difficulties faced by students who do not have the prescribed assumed knowledge for the course. Limited results from academics suggest that their perceptions of students’ QS deficits are even more dire than those of the under-prepared students.

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ID Code: 63399
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: quantitative skill, exercise science, learning suppport, diagnostic tests, assumed knowledge, biomechanics, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2013.801524
ISSN: 0020-739X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published
and is available in International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 31 May 2013,
http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0020739X.2013.801524
Deposited On: 09 Apr 2015 00:57
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 00:57

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