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Positive Education and Teaching for Productive Disposition in Mathematics

Woodward, A, Beswick, K ORCID: 0000-0002-0224-5648 and Oates, G ORCID: 0000-0001-7132-3198 2018 , 'Positive Education and Teaching for Productive Disposition in Mathematics', in B Rott and G Torner and J Peters-Dasdemir and A Moller and Safrudiannur (eds.), Views and Beliefs in Mathematics Education: The Role of Beliefs in the Classroom , Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 161-171.

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Abstract

The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics defines four proficiencystrands. The work from which they are drawn includes a fifth proficiency (productive disposition) that relates to students’ propensity to persevere and to perceivemathematics as worthwhile. We argue for the importance of productive dispositionas reflecting the importance of affect in mathematics learning. We link it with workin positive education, particularly around character strengths, to suggest ways inwhich mathematics teachers’ awareness of the importance of affect might be raised.Positive education may offer a means of putting productive disposition on theagenda in considerations of improving mathematics achievement.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Woodward, A and Beswick, K and Oates, G
Keywords: Mathematics Teaching, curriculum, productive disposition, beliefs
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-01273-1_15
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