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Towards a positive approach to teaching for productive disposition in mathematics

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Woodward, Aimee, Beswick, K ORCID: 0000-0002-0224-5648 and Oates, G ORCID: 0000-0001-7132-3198 2017 , 'Towards a positive approach to teaching for productive disposition in mathematics', in A Downton and S Livy and J Hall (eds.), Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia , The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc., Australia, pp. 1-10 .

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Abstract

The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics defines four proficiency strands. The work from which they are drawn includes a fifth proficiency (productive disposition) that relates to students’ propensity to persevere and to perceive mathematics as worthwhile. We argue for the importance of productive disposition as reflective of the importance of affect in mathematics learning. We link it with work in positive education, particularly around character strengths, to suggest ways in which mathematics teachers might develop productive disposition in their students and thereby improve achievement.

Item Type: Conference Publication
Authors/Creators:Woodward, Aimee and Beswick, K and Oates, G
Keywords: Curriculum Proficiencies, Productive Disposition
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Publisher: The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.
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