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ERIC Number: EJ924605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Intention, Approach and Outcome: University Mathematics Students' Conceptions of Learning Mathematics
Reid, Anna; Wood, Leigh N.; Smith, Geoff H.; Petocz, Peter
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v3 n4 p567-586 Dec 2005
In this paper, we describe and investigate three aspects of learning mathematics: intention, approach and outcome. These aspects have emerged from interviews with students where their experience of learning mathematics, their understanding of mathematics as a discipline field, and their perception of work as a mathematician were the objects of study. We focus here on the complex nature of the students' intentions for learning, approaches to learning and outcomes of learning. We present a theoretical model based on our research findings, aiming to build on and expand earlier descriptions of students' learning approaches, such as the surface and deep approach of Marton and Saljo (1976) and the 3P model of Biggs (1999).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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