It matters which class you are in: student-centred teaching and the enjoyment of learning mathematics

Noyes, Andrew (2012) It matters which class you are in: student-centred teaching and the enjoyment of learning mathematics. Research in Mathematics Education, 14 (3). pp. 273-290. ISSN 1479-4802

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Abstract

The 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Survey highlighted how attitudes to mathematics had declined sharply for students in many of the high attaining countries in the survey, England being no exception. There is a notable drop in positive attitudes to mathematics between 9 and 14, as well as a remarkable decline for 14 year olds over time. This paper explores survey data collected from over 3000 11-year-olds in 16 schools during 2008 with the goal of exploring possible factors that might be contributing to this attitudinal decline. The association between student-centred teaching and enjoyment of learning mathematics is reported as part of a multi-scale analysis that shows the extent to which student experiences differ between schools and between classes within schools.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Research in Mathematics Education on 30/10/2012, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14794802.2012.734974
Keywords: grouping, learner attitudes, student-centred pedagogy, classroom culture
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/14794802.2012.734974
Depositing User: Noyes, Andrew
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2014 23:51
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 01:14
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/27783

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