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Merenluoto, Kaarina – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2004
This pilot study determined some typical cognitive-motivational profiles of Finnish lower secondary students dealing with fractions and decimal numbers. Forty seven students from grades 7-9 participated in a number concept test, where also the motivational aspects, such as self-efficacy, certainty and tolerance were measured. Four distinctively…
Descriptors: Profiles, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
Tanner, Howard; Jones, Sonia – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
High stakes summative assessment has been a significant element of educational policy in England and Wales for more than a decade. However, research evidence indicates that formative assessment is more likely to raise student achievement. Although some students are able to use summative assessment formatively, devising their own self-regulated…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Formative Evaluation, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning
Pateman, Neil A., Ed; Dougherty, Barbara J., Ed.; Zilliox, Joseph T., Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
This volume of the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference includes the following research reports: (1) Improving Decimal Number Conception by Transfer from Fractions to Decimals (Irita Peled and Juhaina Awawdy Shahbari); (2) The Development of Student Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs in Mathematics during…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Mathematics Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Metalinguistics
Chick, Helen L., Ed.; Vincent, Jill L., Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2005
This document is the fourth volume of the proceedings of the 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference papers are centered around the theme of "Learners and Learning Environments." This volume features 42 research reports by presenters with last names beginning between Mul and Wu:…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Motion, Mathematics Teachers, Self Efficacy
Manouchehri, Azita – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
In current study we interviewed 21 mathematics teachers who aspired to reform-based mathematics instruction. It was our hope to establish whether there were common traits among this teacher population, which could have influenced their supportive disposition towards innovative instruction. The participants shared several characteristics. (1) They…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Feedback (Response), Social Change, Educational Change
Philippou, George; Charalambous, Charalambos Y. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2005
The study reported in this paper builds on a broader work aiming to identify factors that affect the development of prospective primary teachers' efficacy beliefs (TEB) with respect to teaching mathematics. Eight student teachers were interviewed in the beginning, in the middle and in the end of a fieldwork course; they were encouraged to reflect…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Styles, Mentors, Student Teacher Attitudes
Philippou, George; Charalambous, Charalambos; Kyriakides, Leonidas – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
In this study we examine the development of prospective primary teachers' efficacy beliefs (TEB) with respect to teaching mathematics during practicum. The analysis of the responses of 89 student teachers in three repeated scale distributions indicated a marked positive change in all groups formed by cluster analysis. Eight students were…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Practicums, Self Efficacy, Multivariate Analysis
Charambous, Charalambos; Philippou, George Kyriakides, Leonidas – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2004
Teachers' concerns and efficacy beliefs (EB) are important for the success of any reform. Previous research has shown that teachers? concerns develop in three levels: self, task and impact, respectively. Thus, this study examines the concerns and EB of primary teachers with respect to a reform concerning the use of Schema Theory in teaching…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Problem Solving, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy