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Discerning the shared beliefs of teachers in a secondary school mathematics department


Beswick, K, Discerning the shared beliefs of teachers in a secondary school mathematics department, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), 3-7 July 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 132-139. ISBN 978-1-920846-29-9 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This study examined the shared beliefs among mathematics teachers in one secondary school in the United Kingdom across the first term of a school year and almost 4 years subsequently. Leximancer software was used to analyse the language used as teachers responded to questions concerning their beliefs about mathematics, mathematics teaching, mathematics learning, and their department on at least two occasions. The analysis revealed changes of language and evidence of shared beliefs at each point in the study.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:teacher beliefs, shared beliefs, leximancer
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
ID Code:110780
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-08-12
Last Modified:2017-12-09
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