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The new university studies in Spain have produced the progressive change of traditional methodologies with more active and varied ones. Among these is“based problem learning” (BPL), which involves active students’ involvement in their education, improves their academic performance, and combines the use of both traditional and electronic search tools to deepen other academic disciplines to ensure transversality and the acquisition of different competencies of mathematics. This paper aims to apply this methodology to an advanced mathematics course in civil engineering. We focus on the church of San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane (Rome, 1638–41), studied from different points of view: mathematical,location, analysis, and interpretation of historical sources. The analysis of the results obtained in the application of this methodology is given.
|Keywords:||Based Problem Learning, Applied Mathematics, Historical Sources, Differential Geometry, Francesco Borromini|
The International Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Learning, Volume 22, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.31-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 11, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 750.358KB)).
Professor, Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas. Facultad de Filosofia y Letras. Universidad de Granada. ESPAÑA, Universidad de Granada (Spain), Granada, Spain
Full Professor, Dept. Matemática Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada (Spain), Granada, Granada, Spain