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Pages: 6900-6909
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

TEACHING MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS FROM AN INTERDISCIPLINARY POINT OF VIEW

L. Milevicich

Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (ARGENTINA)
Interdisciplinary education makes use of different subjects to examine topics, and it is characterized by taking insights from a variety of relevant disciplines, synthesizing their contribution to understanding, and then integrating these ideas into a more complete, and hopefully coherent, framework of analysis. Thereby, interdisciplinary instruction entails the use and integration of methods and analytical frameworks from more than one academic discipline to examine a theme, issue, question or topic.

In higher education, interdisciplinary teaching helps students to develop knowledge, insights, problem solving skills, self-confidence, self-efficacy, a passion for learning; and also to uncover preconceptions.

Interdisciplinary instruction accomplishes this goal in two ways. First, by helping students identifying insights from a range of disciplines that contribute to an understanding of the issue under consideration. Second, by helping students develop the ability to integrate concepts and ideas from these disciplines into a broader conceptual framework of analysis.

From a didactic frame, it is appropriate to work in an interdisciplinary way consistently to achieve objectives such as:
a) Facilitate the development of strategies for addressing and solving complex problems through the approach to specific situations, which represent a challenge for students.
b) Promoting making personal decisions about matters of everyday life, providing the tools to develop the capacity to make choices, negotiate and justify opportunities.
c) Contribute to the understanding of knowledge through interdisciplinary work.
d) Encourage the development of communication skills through instances of cooperation and solidarity work to encourage personal initiative and exchanges for students to participate with confidence in discussions on various issues.
e) Encourage the development of a humanist and scientific thinking to enable students to adapt to changing context and address issues of concern from the perspective of various disciplines, assuming critical attitudes and responsible social, scientific and technological policies.
f) Facilitate the development of strategies for addressing and solving complex problems through the approach to specific situations, which represent a challenge for students.

On the other hand,
a) Students are encouraged to acquire a better understanding of the complexity of problems of interest and the associated challenges of solving them.
b) It is strengthened interdisciplinarity between subjects.
c) It is essential for a review of the didactic aspects of how to incorporate tools that help strengthen specific concepts.

This paper presents an analysis of teaching Multivariable Calculus from an interdisciplinary point of view as well as various problematic situations where it is necessary the exploration and solving situations using the WEB, forums, videos and computer tools, without constraints in the process of calculation.
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L. Milevicich (2015) TEACHING MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS FROM AN INTERDISCIPLINARY POINT OF VIEW, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 6900-6909.
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