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Martin, Andrew J.; Way, Jennifer; Bobis, Janette; Anderson, Judy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
This study of 1,601 students in the middle years of schooling (Grades 5-8, each student measured twice, 1 year apart) from 200 classrooms in 44 schools sought to identify factors explaining gains and declines in mathematics engagement at key transition points. In multilevel regression modeling, findings showed that compared with Grade 6 students…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Education, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Achievement
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Martin, Andrew J.; Anderson, Judy; Bobis, Janette; Way, Jennifer; Vellar, Rosemary – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Prompted by international concerns about school and postschool participation in mathematics, the authors of the present study sought to investigate factors predicting "switching on" and "switching off" in mathematics, operationalized through measures of future intent and disengagement, respectively. They drew from…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Ecology, Time Factors (Learning), Foreign Countries
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Skilling, Karen; Bobis, Janette; Martin, Andrew J.; Anderson, Judy; Way, Jennifer – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2016
What teachers' think about student engagement influences the teaching practices they adopt, their responses to students and the efforts they make in the classroom. Interviews were conducted with 31 mathematics teachers from ten high schools to investigate their perceptions and beliefs about student engagement in mathematics. Teachers also reported…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Participation, Learner Engagement
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Bobis, Janette; Way, Jennifer; Anderson, Judy; Martin, Andrew J. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 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…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Mathematics Education, Teacher Attitudes, Learner Engagement
Dimarakis, Nicole; Way, Jenni; Bobis, Janette; Anderson, Judy – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
Self-belief can directly predict students' academic motivation and achievement. Research indicates that mathematical self-belief often decreases during the middle years of schooling. This study explored the mathematical self-belief development of 15 Year 7 students. Data were gathered from a survey, a mathematics achievement test and interviews.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy