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Teachers' and their Students' Perceptions of their Mathematics Classroom Environments


Beswick, K, Teachers' and their Students' Perceptions of their Mathematics Classroom Environments, Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME 32 and PME-NA XXX, 17-21 July 2008, Mexico, pp. 161-168. ISBN 978-968-9020-06-6 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Teacher and student versions of the same instrument were used to compare the perceptions of their classroom environments of a sample of mathematics teachers with those of their students. Overall the data suggest that the teachers had realistic views of the extent to which their classrooms conformed to constructivist principles, but significant differences were found for a one quarter of the items suggesting aspects of the classroom environment that may warrant consideration by teachers. Teachersí descriptions of ideal and typical mathematics lessons provided insights into factors that teachers perceived as constraining their capacities to create the kinds of classroom environments that they wanted and suggest possible reasons for the discrepancies between theirís and their studentsí perceptions.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:teacher, student, mathematics, perception, classroom environment
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
ID Code:55225
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-03-06
Last Modified:2014-08-14
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