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Pre-service teachers' re-constructed geometry disposition scale: a validity and reliability study in the Ghanaian context

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Baidoo, SR and Reaburn, R and Oates, G, Pre-service teachers' re-constructed geometry disposition scale: a validity and reliability study in the Ghanaian context, Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 03-07 July 2022, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 74-81. (2022) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

This study reports on the development, validation, and reliability of a geometry disposition scale (GDS) to measure pre-service teachers' (PSTs') attitudes to geometry learning. PSTs from two Colleges of Education (CoEs) in Ghana volunteered to participate in the study (N = 153). A principal component analysis (PCA) extracted four factors: deep affect (positivity expressed towards geometry learning), working privately, collaborative working and technology or calculator use. The final GDS contained 15 items. While validation is still not fully tested, the psychometric properties to-date suggest the GDS has promising benefits in measuring PSTs' attitudes to geometry learning, which may enable the adjustment of the teaching of geometry accordingly.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:geometry attitudes, geometry knowledge
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Baidoo, SR (Mr Stephen Baidoo)
UTAS Author:Reaburn, R (Dr Robyn Reaburn)
UTAS Author:Oates, G (Associate Professor Greg Oates)
ID Code:152386
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-08-18
Last Modified:2022-09-15
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