Attitudes, Beliefs, Motivation and Identity in Mathematics Education: An Overview of the Field and Future Directions

Markku Sakari Hannula, Pietro Di Martino, Marilena Pantziara, Qiaoping Zhang, Francesca Morselli, Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim, Sonja Lutovac, Raimo Kaasila, James A. Middleton, Amanda Jansen, Gerald A. Goldin

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    Research on mathematics-related affect is varied in theories and concepts. In this survey we record the state of the art in this research through short sections from leading experts in different areas. We describe the historical development of the concept of attitude and different ways it is defined. Research on student self-efficacy beliefs in mathematics is summarized. There is reflection on the dialectic relationship between teacher beliefs and practice as well as on how their beliefs change. One section records the emerging research on student and teacher mathematical identities over the last two decades. Finally, mathematical motivation is explored from the perspectives of engagement structures, social behaviors, and the relationship between individual factors and social norms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Number of pages35
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-32810-2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-32811-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book

    Publication series

    NameICME-13 Topical Surveys
    ISSN (Print)2366-5947
    ISSN (Electronic)2366-5955

    Fields of Science

    • 516 Educational sciences
    • Attitude
    • Self-efficacy
    • belief
    • Identity
    • Motivation
    • Mathematics Education
    • 111 Mathematics

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