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Katz, Sara – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Mathematics is a key to all scientific subjects. Learning mathematics requires cognitive and meta-cognitive effort. Many students suffer from mathematics anxiety that very often leads to physiological symptoms. Self-efficacy is defined as people's beliefs about their capabilities to produce designated levels of performance that affect their lives.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Qualitative Research
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Katz, Sara; Stupel, Moshe – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
There is a consensus among mathematicians and mathematics educators that creativity plays an essential role in doing mathematics. Creative students are self-regulated students who take control over processes and experience high self-efficacy beliefs. The aim of this case study was to promote mathematical creativity and self-efficacy of elementary…
Descriptors: Creativity, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Katz, Sara; Stupel, Moshe – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Individuals and societies that can use mathematics effectively in this period of rapid changes will have a voice on increasing the opportunities and potentials which can shape their future. This has brought affective characteristics, such as self-efficacy, that affect mathematics achievement into focus of the research. Teacher efficacy refers to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Katz, Sara – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
There is no defined theory for teaching Qualitative Inquiry, and very few studies have focused on the topic. This study is a qualitative case study focused on the Qualitative Methods course that I teach at a college of education in Israel. The aim of the study is to explore and describe the course, to provide a true picture of my pedagogy, and to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Data Collection