ERIC Number: EJ1088120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Challenging Teacher Beliefs about Student Engagement in Mathematics
Bobis, Janette; Way, Jennifer; Anderson, Judy; Martin, Andrew J.
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v19 n1 p33-55 Feb 2016
This study explored the beliefs about student engagement in mathematics of three Year 5 and 6 teachers, focusing on the shifts that occurred during a 10-week intervention. Data obtained from teacher surveys, interviews, video-recorded workshop observations and artefacts from teachers' classrooms reveal variations in their reactions to the professional learning experiences. Teacher responses were mediated by personal and contextual elements including teacher efficacy beliefs, teacher confidence in mathematics and their conceptions of student engagement. Theories of teacher conceptual change are used to account for variations to teacher beliefs.
Descriptors: Beliefs, Mathematics Education, Teacher Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Intervention, Teacher Surveys, Interviews, Observation, Teacher Workshops, Teacher Response, Self Efficacy, Attitude Change, Elementary School Teachers
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Education Level: Elementary Education
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