What Australian primary school students value in mathematics learning: A wifi preliminary study

Seah, W and Barkatsas, T 2014, 'What Australian primary school students value in mathematics learning: A wifi preliminary study', in Judy Anderson, Michael Cavanagh, Anne Prescott (ed.) Proceedings of the 37th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Annual Conference 2014, Sydney, Australia, 29 June - 3 July 2014, pp. 565-572.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title What Australian primary school students value in mathematics learning: A wifi preliminary study
Author(s) Seah, W
Barkatsas, T
Year 2014
Conference name MERGA 2014
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 29 June - 3 July 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 37th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Annual Conference 2014
Editor(s) Judy Anderson, Michael Cavanagh, Anne Prescott
Publisher Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Place of publication Canberra, Australia
Start page 565
End page 572
Total pages 8
Abstract Grades 5/6 students in Melbourne reported the valuing of achievement, open-endedness, relevance, humanism, ICT, and openness most in mathematics learning. Although prior research suggested that students in East Asia valued achievement most as well, there was an observed difference in the nature of this valuing in Australia. Knowledge of what students value reveals the pedagogical potential of values, and also allows teachers to identify values related to effective mathematics learning. Values alignment facilitates further work with these values.
Subjects Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
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