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ERIC Number: EJ1111497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug-23
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
The Shifting of Students' Epistemological Belief about Mathematics in Polytechnic
Hakim, Arif Rahman; Yuwono, Ipung; Subanji; Rahardjo, Swasono
Educational Research and Reviews, v11 n16 p1560-1572 Aug 2016
The research aims to figure out students' epistemological belief shift about mathematics after having attended a lecture in a Polytechnic. In addition, it also aims to find out the relationship between their beliefs and mathematics performance. The study applied mix method with explanatory sequential design approach by conducting first study quantitatively and further study qualitatively. The sample consists of 223 participants drawn randomly by stratified random sampling method. The result showed that students' epistemological belief about mathematics either pre­ college or in-college period in Polytechnic was "poorly positive". Most of them (about 95%) had their epistemological beliefs about mathematics shifted with the changes "low increasing". Also, the belief shifting was positively correlated with mathematics performance at a significance level of 1%, and the Pearson correlation coefficient was 0.204. Some factors that affects students' epistemological belief about Mathematics shifted was: student's orientation purpose, assessment system, curriculum, methods of learning, and met-before.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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