Building teachers' pedagogy practices in reasoning, to improve students' dispositions towards mathematics

Sansome, Elizabeth Jane (2016) Building teachers' pedagogy practices in reasoning, to improve students' dispositions towards mathematics. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Drawing on participatory action research, this study identifies the pedagogies necessary to advance reasoning, which is one of the proficiencies from the Australian Curriculum Mathematics, and explores how reasoning leads to greater productive disposition. With the current emphasis on STEM in schools, this research is timely. This thesis makes an original and substantive contribution to the understanding of why and how teachers can most effectively advance student proficiency in reasoning through targeted instructional strategies and style of instruction. The study explores the ways in which teacher practices, when focused on reasoning, enhance the disposition of students towards greater mathematical proficiency.

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ID Code: 94401
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Ewing, Bronwyn & Sarra, Grace
Keywords: reasoning, Mathematics, disposition, proficiencies, pedagogy
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2016 02:54
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 02:54

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