Affect in mathematics education

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There are two different uses for the word “affect” in behavioral sciences. Often it is used as an overarching umbrella concept that covers attitudes, beliefs, motivation, emotions, and all other noncognitive aspects of human mind. In this article, however, the word affect is used in a more narrow sense, referring to emotional states and traits. A more technical definition of emotions, states, and traits will follow later.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mathematics Education
EditorsSteve Lerman
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2019
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-77487-9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 111 Mathematics

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