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Towards a Positive Approach to Teaching for Productive Disposition in Mathematics


Woodward, A and Beswick, K and Oates, GN, 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. 683. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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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:Conference Extract
Keywords:tertiary mathematics, statistics
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 Instruction
Objective Field:Teacher and Instructor Development
Author:Woodward, A (Mrs Aimee Woodward)
Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
Author:Oates, GN (Dr Greg Oates)
ID Code:120289
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-20
Last Modified:2017-09-25

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