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Towards a positive approach to teaching for productive disposition in mathematics


Woodward, Aimee and Beswick, K and Oates, G, Towards a positive approach to teaching for productive disposition in mathematics, Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2-6 July 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-1-920846-30-5 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics defines four proficiency strands. The work from which they are drawn includes a fifth proficiency (productive disposition) that relates to studentsí propensity to persevere and to perceive mathematics as worthwhile. We argue for the importance of productive disposition as reflective of the importance of affect in mathematics learning. We link it with work in positive education, particularly around character strengths, to suggest ways in which mathematics teachers might develop productive disposition in their students and thereby improve achievement.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:curriculum proficiencies, productive disposition
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Woodward, Aimee (Mrs Aimee Woodward)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Oates, G (Associate Professor Greg Oates)
ID Code:120288
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-20
Last Modified:2018-06-21
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