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ERIC Number: ED520967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Using Concept Cartoons to Access Student Beliefs about Preferred Approaches to Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Sexton, Matthew
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Jul 3-7, 2010)
Curriculum reforms in the teaching of mathematics have encouraged a move away from sole memorisation of facts to the construction of deeper levels of understanding. With this reform, teachers of mathematics are called to act as facilitators of the construction of mathematical knowledge. However, some research suggests that students believe that their teacher's role is one that would be more aligned with the transmission of knowledge. This paper reports an aspect of a small-scale pilot study that sought to illuminate the beliefs that students hold about their preferred mathematics learning environments. It also highlights the role that "concept cartoons" played in making known these beliefs. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.) [For the complete proceedings, "Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia, July 3-7, 2010)," see ED520764.]
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: sales@merga.net.au; Web site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia