ERIC Number: ED390703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
The Influence of Innovative Instructional Processes on Mathematical Belief Systems.
Raymond, Anne; And Others
This paper describes a study of the effects of an innovative mathematics content course on the beliefs of elementary education majors at Indiana University (Bloomington). The primary focus of the study was on how students' belief systems might have been affected as a result of taking this course. The sample used in the study were eight undergraduate students enrolled in the new course (T104) during the first semester it was taught (spring 1990). Data for the study were collected in several ways: non-participant observations, students' interviews, and document analysis. Findings indicated that the three basic components of T104 instructional approach (problem solving, cooperative learning, and written reflections) have potential to challenge students to question their mathematical belief systems regarding what it means to know, do, learn, and teach mathematics. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 1991).