Valuing in STEM education: Investigating Macau secondary students valuing in mathematics learning

Jiang, C, Seah, W, Barkatsas, A, Ieong, S and Cheong, I 2018, 'Valuing in STEM education: Investigating Macau secondary students valuing in mathematics learning' in Tasos Barkatsas, Nicky Carr and Grant Cooper (ed.) STEM Education: An emerging field of Inquiry, Brill Sense, Netherlands, pp. 132-154.


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Title Valuing in STEM education: Investigating Macau secondary students valuing in mathematics learning
Author(s) Jiang, C
Seah, W
Barkatsas, A
Ieong, S
Cheong, I
Year 2018
Title of book STEM Education: An emerging field of Inquiry
Publisher Brill Sense
Place of publication Netherlands
Editor(s) Tasos Barkatsas, Nicky Carr and Grant Cooper
Start page 132
End page 154
Subjects Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Secondary Education
Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Summary Values are of paramount importance in our society and strengthening values in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (stem) education has the potential to weave an interactive pattern between stem and various societal structures so that these are continuously and critically examined. It could be argued that what students value in their mathematics learning steer their decisions and actions throughout the learning process. In this context, the What I Find Important (WIFI) Study was designed to identify what students value in mathematics learning. Survey data collected from 612 Grade 8 students were analysed by means of Principal Components Analysis (PCA), showing that Macau students value achievement; relevance; practice; technology; communication and development. In this chapter we analyse and interpret these values in the cultural context of Macau. Differences between Macau students and their peers in the other three greater China regions (i.e., The Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan) are also discussed.
Copyright notice Copyright © 2019 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Keyword(s) Connation
effective mathematics learning
factor sytructure
the Chinese learner
values
ISBN 9789004391413
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