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Pre-service teachers' re-constructed geometry disposition scale: a validity and reliability study in the Ghanaian context

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Baidoo, SR, Reaburn, R ORCID: 0000-0002-4235-7732 and Oates, G ORCID: 0000-0001-7132-3198 2022 , 'Pre-service teachers' re-constructed geometry disposition scale: a validity and reliability study in the Ghanaian context', paper presented at the MERGA 44, 03-07 July 2022, Launceston, Tasmania.

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Abstract

This study reports on the development, validation, and reliability of a geometry disposition scale (GDS) to measure pre-service teachers (PSTs) attitudes to geometry learning. PSTs from two Colleges of Education (CoEs) in Ghana volunteered to participate in the study (N = 153). A principal component analysis (PCA) extracted four factors: deep affect (positivity expressed towards geometry learning), working privately, collaborative working and technology or calculator use. The final GDS contained 15 items. While validation is still not fully tested, the psychometric properties to-date suggest the GDS has promising benefits in measuring PSTs attitudes to geometry learning, which may enable the adjustment of the teaching of geometry accordingly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Baidoo, SR and Reaburn, R and Oates, G
Keywords: geometry attitudes, geometry knowledge
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Publisher: MERGA Inc
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