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Akay, Hayri; Boz, Nihat – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
Research on mathematics teaching and learning has recently focused on affective variables, which were found to play an essential role that influences behaviour and learning. Despite its importance, problem posing has not yet received the attention it warrants from the mathematics education community. Perceived self-efficacy beliefs have been found…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Teachers
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Corkin, Danya M.; Ekmekci, Adem; Papakonstantinou, Anne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper examines the antecedents of three types of educational beliefs about mathematics among 151 teachers predominantly working in high poverty schools. Studies across various countries have found that teachers in high poverty schools are less likely to enact instructional approaches that align with mathematics reform standards set by…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Poverty, Regression (Statistics)
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Stevens, Tara; Aguirre-Munoz, Zenaida; Harris, Gary; Higgins, Raegan; Liu, Xun – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Profile analyses were used to investigate differences in the self-efficacy growth of teachers with more and less mathematics background as the teachers participated in professional development across two summers. Professional development activities were associated with increases in teachers' self-efficacy; however, without considering mathematics…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Ly, Bao Hiep; Brew, Christine – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
Swayed by global pressures and poor international academic standing, Vietnam in 2002 initiated further school-wide curriculum change reflecting a student-centred reform agenda. Initial research on implementation is producing mixed results. One explanation is a mismatch with a Confucian Heritage Culture as a social-constructivist philosophy may…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Educational Change
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Norton, Stephen J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to examine trainee primary school teachers' confidence in their mathematical content knowledge (MCK) and confidence to teach specific primary mathematics concepts (mathematics pedagogical content knowledge --MPCK) which was correlated to their actual MCK on specific tasks. For this correlational study survey and test…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Self Efficacy
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Ormond, Christine A. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This paper discusses the results of a three-year mixed methods study into the effectiveness of a mathematics education unit. This was written for both pre-service primary education students and re-training in-service teachers, to prepare them for the teaching of pre-algebra and early algebra. The unit was taught rom 2013 to 2015 inclusively in a…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra, Preservice Teacher Education
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Wilkie, Karina J.; Clarke, Doug – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper discusses upper primary school teachers' perspectives on changes to their knowledge and practice through participation in a design-based research project. It analyses their experiences using Clarke and Hollingsworth's (2002) empirically-founded model for professional growth to understand more about the mechanisms for change that might…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods
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Yeigh, Tony; Woolcott, Geoff; Scott, Amanda; Donnelly, Jim; Snow, Matthew; Whannell, Rob – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This report details the findings from initial research seeking to improve the pedagogical confidence of pre-service STEM teachers by encouraging emotional literacy in the form of affect awareness. The report discusses how affect was measured for the study, what the affect outcomes were and how these measures are conceptually related to improving…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, STEM Education, Affective Objectives
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Ormond, Christine – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This paper explores some aspects of effective professional mentoring practice for early career mathematics and science teachers, and discusses the Early Support Program (ESP), a research project conducted in 2009 and 2010 at a large Australian metropolitan university. It is argued that better outcomes may result from a more strategic…
Descriptors: Mentors, Focus Groups, Science Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction