Identifying subgroups of CERME affect research papers

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Research in mathematics related affect uses a variety of theoretical frameworks. Three different dimensions have been suggested as significant to characterize concepts in this area: (1) emotional, motivational, and cognitive aspects of affect, (2) state and trait aspects of affect, and (3) physiological, psychological, and sociological level of theorizing affect. In this study, we used the information in reference lists and graph theory to identify Graph Communities (coherent clusters) of research papers published in the affect groups of CERME conferences. The four main Graph Communities identified in the analysis were Foundation (beliefs, attitudes, emotions), Self-Efficacy, Motivation, and Teacher Development. There were six smaller Graph Communities that may suggest
emerging new frameworks: Academic Emotions, Metacognition, Teacher Beliefs, Resilience, Meaning, and Identity. These results suggest that of the three possible dimensions to structure the area, the distinction between cognition (beliefs), motivation, and emotions is the most important one.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10, February 1 – 5, 2017).
EditorsThérèse Dooley, Ghislaine Gueudet
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationDublin, Ireland
PublisherDublin City University
Publication date2017
Pages1098 - 1105
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-873769-73-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventTenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 1 Feb 20175 Feb 2017
Conference number: 10

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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