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İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
İnönü University Journal of the Graduate School of Education     Open Access  
INOPENDAS : Jurnal Ilmiah Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Inspiramatika     Open Access  
Instructional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Integral Transforms and Special Functions     Hybrid Journal  
Interacções     Open Access  
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Interchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intercultural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Interdisciplinaridade. Revista do Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Interdisciplinaridade     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interdyscyplinarne Konteksty Pedagogiki Specjalnej     Open Access  
Interespe. Interdisciplinaridade e Espiritualidade na Educação     Open Access  
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interfaces : Revista de Extensão da UFMG     Open Access  
Interfaces da Educação     Open Access  
International Developments     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International e-Journal of Educational Studies     Open Access  
International Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Education Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Educational Research     Open Access  
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for 21st Century Education     Open Access  
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Educational Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal for Talent Development     Open Access  
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Academic Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Active Learning     Open Access  
International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Review     Open Access  
International Journal of Advancement in Education and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Art & Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Bullying Prevention     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Chinese Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Christianity & Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Community Service Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Construction Education and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Critical Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Designs for Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Early Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Early Years Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Education and Management Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Educational Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Educational Methodology     Open Access  
International Journal of Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Educational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of English Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of English Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Ethics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Experiential Learning & Case Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Inclusive Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Indonesian Education and Teaching     Open Access  
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Innovation in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Integrated Education and Development     Open Access  
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Education (iJAI)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Learning and Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Lifelong Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Management in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Multicultural Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of New Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Pedagogy, Policy and ICT in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Play     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Public Legal Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research & Method in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research in Education Methodology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Research Studies in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Science Education, Part B Communication and Public Engagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Servant-Leadership     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of STEM Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Technology and Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Training Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Lifelong Education and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Online Journal of Education and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Online Journal of Teachers in Collaboration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Quarterly of Community Health Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Review of Economics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Review of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Studies in Catholic Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Technology and Education Journal     Open Access  
Interritórios     Open Access  
InterScientia     Open Access  
Intervention in School and Clinic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Investigación en la Escuela     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Sobre Lectura     Open Access  
Investigating the Child’s World     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Investigations in Mathematics Learning     Hybrid Journal  
Irish Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Irish Journal of Academic Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IRJE (Indonesian Research Journal in Education)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iseedu : Journal of Islamic Educational Thoughts and Practices     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Issues and Trends in Educational Technology     Open Access  
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Issues in Language Instruction     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Istanbul Journal of Innovation in Education     Open Access  
Istawa : Journal of Islamic Education     Open Access  
Italiano a scuola     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Italiano LinguaDue     Open Access  
Itinerario Educativo     Open Access  
Itinerarios Educativos     Open Access  
Izdihar : Journal of Arabic Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature     Open Access  
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 1. Issues in Education, Science and Culture     Open Access  
JADECS : Journal of Arts, Design, Art Education and Culture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
JALIE : Journal of Applied Linguistics and Islamic Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAMP : Jurnal Administrasi dan Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JEKPEND : Jurnal Ekonomi dan Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jendela Olahraga     Open Access  
JET (Journal of English Teaching)     Open Access  
JIKAP PGSD : Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JINoP (Jurnal Inovasi Pembelajaran)     Open Access  
JIPM (Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Matematika)     Open Access  
JMIR Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JMPM : Jurnal Matematika dan Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
JOHME : Journal of Holistic Mathematics Education     Open Access  
Jornal Internacional de Estudos em Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Language Teaching = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)

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International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
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           Solving in Singapore Schools
    • Abstract: Abstract The more ambitious an educational innovation, the greater the challenge in scaling up. In this paper, we focus on the scaling up of an ambitious pedagogical practice—mathematics problem solving as a regular feature in the classroom. We adopt a long-term approach to continual professional development (CPD) that began with intensive work with one school before we broadened the programme to four other schools which span the spectrum of schools in Singapore. To evaluate this overall design, we examine the current state of each school’s capacity in sustaining mathematics problem-solving instruction. In particular, we study and report findings on these areas: the readiness of teachers, the instructional materials and supporting structures. Based on the findings, we reflect on our CPD strategies and our theory of action which guided the CPD programme.
      PubDate: 2020-06-30
       
  • Gender Differences in Mathematics Self-concept Across the World: an
           Exploration of Student and Parent Data of TIMSS 2015
    • Abstract: Abstract Using data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 assessment of fourth-grade students in 32 countries, a series of mean comparisons and regression analyses were conducted to determine (1) the gender gap in students’ self-concept in mathematics; (2) to what extent student achievement, student gender, and parental characteristics (early numeracy activities, attitudes, expectations, and education) are related to students’ self-concept; and (3) to what extent the effect of achievement and parental characteristics on mathematics self-concept differs between male and female students. Results from this study indicate that gender differences in students’ self-concept in mathematics are significant in most countries, usually in favour of boys as early as in fourth grade. The differences largely remain the same when the data analysis controls for effects of student achievement and parental involvement.
      PubDate: 2020-06-22
       
  • The Role of Context for Characterising Students’ Strategies when
           Estimating Large Numbers of Elements on a Surface
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper presents a qualitative study developed with a group of 16-year-old students who were asked to estimate large numbers of elements on a bounded surface. Taking the realistic mathematics education framework as a reference, we presented the students with an activity sequence comprised of four different tasks—each one with a different realistic context, which were variations of the same estimation problem. Our data comprises the written reports that the students submitted on completing the tasks. The strategies deployed by the students to solve the tasks consisted in the incardination of procedures related to the concepts of measurement and proportionality. For each task, we present the characterization of the strategies through a visual resource in the form of a tree-like diagram. We integrated the treelike diagrams of the four tasks to generate a tree-like diagram for the general problem. This allowed us to discuss the role of context in the strategies the students reported having used.
      PubDate: 2020-06-19
       
  • Teachers’ Role in Students’ Learning at a Project-Based STEM High
           School: Implications for Teacher Education
    • Abstract: Abstract This study explored how teachers engage and support students at a project-based STEM high school to identify key elements defining students’ learning experiences in a project-based environment. Interviews and surveys provided students’ and teachers’ perspectives of challenges and supports in the project-based learning process. The teachers’ support was personal and caring, they challenged students and provided responsive guidance and advice, responding directly to students’ interests while retaining high standards and expectations; we saw that teachers’ caring in an environment of high expectations was crucial for student success. Identification of three critical elements of the teachers’ supports and challenges (student-centered projects, a focus on twenty-first century competencies, and strong teacher-student relationships) led to recommendations for teacher preparation such as providing preservice teachers with authentic experiences, celebrating failure as part of learning, explicitly teaching about project-based learning pedagogy, and stressing the importance of caring relationships and twenty-first century competencies.
      PubDate: 2020-06-16
       
  • Knowledge of Sets: a Didactic Phenomenon
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper examines a didactic phenomenon, a perception that the elements of sets have a common property, e.g. that {1, 2, 3} and {a, b, c} are sets but {1, 2, 3, a, b, c} is not a set. The paper reports manifestations of this phenomenon in one country: across a range of school students in textbooks and in curricula and across pre-service and in-service teachers. The paper considers interpretations of the results under various theoretical frameworks and argues that these interpretations can be synthesized around the anthropological theory of the didactic. The paper ends with implications for what is taught under the name ‘mathematics’.
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  • Spotlight on Area Models: Pre-service Teachers’ Ability to Link
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    • Abstract: Abstract To shed light on the value of the area model as a tool to elicit pre-service teachers’ (PSTs’) understanding of fractions and area, we explored their understanding of the fractional knowledge and geometric measurement knowledge incorporated in the area model by providing PSTs area models in an atypical way. We administered a written questionnaire to 82 PSTs at a large Midwestern university in the USA. We used an inductive content analysis approach, including both qualitative and quantitative analyses, to analyze the data. Almost half of the PSTs provided incorrect answers and faulty reasoning. We identified two main strategies for correct reasoning and five sources of the misconceptions embedded in the PSTs’ incorrect reasoning. Finally, we drew implications from our analysis for designing mathematics methods courses that support effective use of area models.
      PubDate: 2020-06-14
       
  • Prospective Early Childhood and Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’
           Concept Images and Concept Definitions of Triangles
    • Abstract: Abstract This study presents a characterization of prospective early childhood teachers’ (ECEPTs) and prospective elementary school mathematics teachers’ (EMEPTs) concept images and concept definitions of triangles through a defining task and an example generation task. Data consisted of 62 EMEPTs’ and 72 ECEPTs’ written statements for the definition of a triangle, drawings for examples and non-examples of triangles, and written reasons for drawings. The results showed that most of the prospective teachers wrote inappropriate statements for the definitions of a triangle by using necessary but not sufficient conditions or using neither necessary nor sufficient conditions with frequent inaccurate terminology usage. The appropriate statements for the definition of a triangle included necessary and sufficient conditions, but were mostly considerably not minimal and/or included inappropriate mathematical terminology. A very large portion of the examples drawn by the prospective teachers consisted of acute triangles with typical positions rather than right and obtuse triangles, which can be evaluated as the indication of prototypical concept images. Drawings of non-triangles also revealed that the prospective teachers mostly drew non-triangular non-examples that can be immediately accepted as non-triangles with the lack of a relatively long list of missing critical attributes, but they provided a small number of triangular non-examples that bear significant similarity to valid examples of a triangle. This result indicates that the prospective teachers’ concept images regarding non-triangles also formed by intuitive non-examples which can be considered as prototypes for non-triangles.
      PubDate: 2020-06-10
       
  • Exploring the Challenges and Enablers of Implementing a STEM Project-Based
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    • Abstract: Abstract In the rush to implement STEM programmes in economically disadvantaged school districts, there is a pressing need to develop a stronger sense of what might be considered effective and appropriate STEM practices for diverse students. The aim of this study was to characterise the experience of implementing an integrated STEM Project-Based Learning (PBL) programme in an Australian secondary school located within a diverse, socio-economically disadvantaged community. To identify enablers and constraints in delivering STEM PBL in this context, the study utilised qualitative data from interviews with school teachers and leaders, school planning documents and an extended series of classroom observations. Key findings point towards the importance of building a school culture that supports innovative pedagogy; the need to purposefully scaffold the capabilities of teachers and students to engage with active learning; and the potential value of multi-dimensional assessment allowing students to demonstrate STEM proficiency through novel forms of evidence.
      PubDate: 2020-06-10
       
  • Preservice Mathematics Teachers’ Selective Attention and Professional
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    • Abstract: Abstract This study examined preservice mathematics teachers’ selective attention and knowledge-based reasoning as they viewed a statistics lesson video. Analysis for this study was based on preservice teachers’ written explanations for noteworthy moments they identified when watching the video. Findings indicated that, with regard to the preservice teachers’ selective attention, they attended more to the teacher’s pedagogy in the video than to students and students’ statistical thinking. Analysis of the preservice teachers’ knowledge–based reasoning revealed that they were more likely to use an interpretive stance than a descriptive or an evaluate stance to reason about what they observed. The preservice teachers, however, were less likely to draw on their statistical knowledge needed for teaching to reason about students’ statistical thinking. Rather, the preservice teachers’ noticing was informed by their general pedagogical knowledge or knowledge that was unrelated to statistical thinking. The current study suggests that professional knowledge for teaching in a particular domain should be incorporated into the examination of teacher noticing in order to better understand the ways in which teachers notice.
      PubDate: 2020-06-03
       
  • Investigating Quality of Class Talk in Grade 7: the Case of Pattern
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    • Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this study is to investigate the quality of class talk during episodes corresponding to different levels of generalization. A total of 10 sessions in two classrooms in grade 7 were videotaped. A mixed approach was adopted to analyze the videotaped sessions. The findings show that triadic dialog was the dominant mode of interaction during class talk. The teacher’s general teaching approach was inductive with a tendency to dialogic teaching, although there were some indicators to univocal class talk. This tendency to use dialogic teaching was due to shifts between generalization level episodes (at a macro level) and among knowledge types within episodes (at a micro level), which influenced the quality of class talk. Besides, the teacher played the role of secondary knower, thus allowing dialogic discourse during class talk. Furthermore, in almost all episodes, it was the teacher who initiated the episodes, and he frequently started the majority of exchanges. Triadic dialog in class talk and the multiplicity of teacher’s roles, as initiator and secondary knower, helped to elicit various levels of generalization.
      PubDate: 2020-06-03
       
  • Teachers’ Behaviors, Epistemological Beliefs, and Their Interplay in
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    • Abstract: Abstract In this article, a theoretically derived grid is presented combining Pólya’s phases of the problem-solving process with the way in which teachers emphasize their students’ strategic diversity in problem solving. It is used to categorize previous results from the literature. In an empirical part, the grid is also used to describe mathematics teachers’ behaviors in lessons on the topic of problem solving. Additionally, these teachers’ beliefs regarding mathematics and problem solving have been obtained with interviews. Comparisons of the teachers’ behavior and their beliefs reveal the importance of beliefs in the context of teaching for problem solving.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Towards a Materialist Vision of ‘Learning as Making’: the Case of 3D
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    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we build on a previously developed notion of ‘learning as Making’ to examine mathematics thinking and learning in a highly transformative and technological Making environment: one that involves a handheld 3D printing technology which enables 3D models to be created instantly via one’s moving hand. In particular, we present two examples of Maker-centred lessons for teaching and learning of primary mathematics. In these lessons, the students actively constructed artefacts with 3D Printing Pens while engaging in inquiry-based learning activities, where the target concepts were properties of prisms and cross-sections at the primary 5 (age 10–11) and primary 6 (age 11–12) levels respectively. We use diffractive analysis to capture the fine details in students’ body-material interactions while engaging in the tasks with or without the 3D Printing Pens during the lessons. Through the lens of Making as a material act of creation and seeking to update Papert’s constructionist view of learning, we propose to rethink Making in school mathematics according to a four-fold characterisation: Making is co-constructing meanings, Making is mathematising, Making is assembling with technology and Making is inventing. We discuss our contribution towards advancing a materialist perspective of learning mathematics and implications for a ‘learning as Making’ pedagogy and curriculum.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Disadvantaged Students’ Motivation, Aspiration and Subject Choice in
           Mathematics: a Prospective Qualitative Investigation
    • Abstract: Abstract Many Australian students from poor families decline to take advanced mathematics when they reach senior secondary school, resulting in an under-representation of disadvantaged student groups in the advanced mathematics streams. It is important to promote disadvantaged students’ aspirations for advanced mathematics given the significance of this important subject for future academic and career opportunities. The current study followed a selected group of achieving mathematics students from low SES families (n = 30) for 3 years to understand what motivates them to learn mathematics and whether they aspire for advanced mathematics. Data collection activities spanned over 3 years beginning when the participating students were in year 8. The dataset includes student interviews in year 8 and year 9, students’ survey responses in year 9, teachers’ assessment of students’ likelihood to take advanced mathematics, students’ reported aspirations for advanced mathematics in year 8 and year 9, and their subject choice decisions in year 10. The findings showed that these students, notwithstanding economic disadvantage, were motivated to learn mathematics. Many aspired for advanced mathematics and held multiple reasons for learning mathematics. In contrast, those who did not intend to take advanced mathematics in senior secondary school learnt predominantly with performance considerations. The results are discussed in light of supporting students’ mathematics aspirations from a motivational perspective.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Different Types of Algebraic Thinking: an Empirical Study Focusing on
           Middle School Students
    • Abstract: Abstract Central in the frameworks that describe algebra from K-12 is the idea that algebraic thinking is not a single construct, but consists of several algebraic thinking strands. Validation studies exploring this idea are relatively scarce. This study used structural equation modeling techniques to analyze data of middle school students’ performance on tasks that correspond to four algebraic thinking strands: (i) Generalized Arithmetic, (ii) Functional Thinking, (iii) Modeling Languages, and (iv) Algebraic Proof. The study also examined the role that cognitive abilities play in students’ algebraic thinking. Results emerging from confirmatory factor analysis showed that the proposed model adequately explains students’ algebraic thinking. Additionally, results emerging form latent path analysis showed that students are first able to solve Functional Thinking tasks and only when this is achieved, they proceed to solve Generalized Arithmetic tasks, then Modeling Languages tasks, and finally Algebraic Proof tasks. Lastly, the quantitative analyses indicated that students’ cognitive abilities (analogical, serial, and spatial reasoning) predict students’ algebraic thinking abilities.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • A Study of Student Responses to Participation in Online Citizen Science
           Projects
    • Abstract: Abstract In this study, students enrolled in a basic physics class participated in one of the online citizen science projects available on the Zooniverse website (www.zooniverse.org) as a homework assignment. They then wrote a 300–500-word reflection about their experience addressing several questions given as prompts. The analysis of the responses showed that a majority of the students enjoyed the experience saying that it was interesting, fun, and accessible. Many responses described a part of their science ideas that were either confirmed or changed by the experience. The science ideas included statements about looking for correlations among many data, the need to observe these data in order to find correlations, and the inherent uncertainty of the task and the data themselves. The ideas about science and scientific research expressed were in line with a competent view of science (Lederman, Handbook of Research on Science Education, 2, 831–879, Lederman, 2007; McComas et al., Science & Education, 7(6), 511–532, McComas, Almazroa & Clough, 1998). The insight given by this study is that participation in a citizen science project can be educationally beneficial in learning about aspects of the nature of science.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Utilizing a Dynamic Model of Food Chains to Enhance English Learners’
           Science Knowledge and Language Construction
    • Abstract: Abstract A learning format gaining attention that encourages language acquisition in science is the use of dynamic models as instructional tools. This grounded theory investigates the impact of the dynamic food chain model as an alternative lesson for teaching food chains. The researchers examined the impact of a paper-based activity and a dynamic model activity on 5th grade students’ content knowledge and language development. A total of 96 English learners (ELs) and 62 native English speakers participated. Data were collected using a What I Did/What I Learned reflection and analyzed qualitatively. Results indicate that ELs exceeded native speakers in academic language development and in understanding interconnectedness of organisms. In addition, students engaging in the dynamic model activity expressed more joyful learning than students in the paper-based activity.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Meaning-Making in Science from the Perspective of Students’ Hybrid
           Language Use
    • Abstract: Abstract In this article, we assume that discursive language aspects of science education are highly intertwined with students’ knowledge-building and meaning-making in science. In an empirical case study, we investigate secondary students’ (ages 15 to 16) discursive language use during group interactions. The focus is on how students define and explain the content within everyday or scientific discourses and how their negotiations may influence discussion outcomes. The results suggest that students who can move between everyday and scientific languages benefit from this exchange, while students who only use colloquial language or relate the content to everyday experiences become disadvantaged. Furthermore, important general success factors are students’ abilities to establish solid relationships between words, expressions, and scientific terms to discuss, explain, and evaluate the scientific content. The results show important differences in discursive use of language within various school environments.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Mental Arithmetic and Interactivity: the Effect of Manipulating External
           Number Representations on Older Children’s Mental Arithmetic Success
    • Abstract: Abstract Manipulative artefacts are considered useful scaffolds of arithmetic during early years education, but their use is considered less important as children get older. Yet adult arithmetic performance often recruits artefacts to improve accuracy and efficiency, and so the same benefits should accrue to children beyond early years. We propose that interacting with manipulatives supports working memory by extending the mental workspace. This is a hitherto poorly explored aspect of the pedagogical benefits of manipulatives. Forty-three children aged between 7 and 9 years old were invited to assess whether interacting with artefacts supported arithmetic when under a working memory load. Interactivity and load were manipulated in a 2 × 2 repeated measures design. Children calculated the total of seven digits either with hands down—low interactivity—or moving numbered tokens—high interactivity. Additionally, in half the conditions, the children performed a second task designed to tax working memory. The children were also assessed across a battery of measures examining individual differences. As expected, performance was considerably worse under load. More sums were answered correctly in high-interactivity conditions regardless of working memory load. In the high-interactivity condition with a load, there were significant correlations between performance and both numeracy and fluid intelligence suggesting that even for more numerate children manipulatives confer benefits. The expression of arithmetic skills depends on the nature of the external resources offered by the environment. This dynamic agent–environment transaction highlights the pedagogical importance of external resources when assessing children’s arithmetic abilities.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Students’ Sense of School Belonging and Attitude towards Science: a
           Cross-Cultural Examination
    • Abstract: Abstract The present study examined data from the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study to address cross-cultural differences in 4th grade students’ attitudes towards science and how students’ sense of school belonging (SSSB) scores were related to attitude towards science. Regression results indicated that SSSB emerged as a significant, positive predictor of Students Like Learning Science (SLS) and Students Confident in Science (SCS) scale scores across countries. Additionally, statistically significant moderating effects for Taiwan were evident for the relationship between SSSB and both SLS and SCS scores. Specifically, when compared with students in the USA, the positive effect of SSSB on these attitudinal outcomes was less pronounced among students in Taiwan.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Addressing Macroscopic Issues: Helping Student Form Associations Between
           Biochemistry and Sports and Aiding Their Scientific Literacy
    • Abstract: Abstract This study aimed to promote scientific literacy among sports majors who were not interested in learning about science via a course called Addressing Macroscopic Issues in Biochemistry and Sports (AMIBAS). The participants were 54 students majoring in sports at an Indonesian university. Using a 1 group pre–post study design, students were required to participate in 2 consecutive biochemistry courses—conventional course and the AMIBAS course. The first part involved conventional teaching prior to administering a pretest, and AMIBAS was conducted in the second part, after the pretest. The 2 parts were conducted during two 7-week periods for 4 h a week. Data analysis results showed that the scientific literacy levels of 56% of the students rose from a nominal-functional level (pretest) to a conceptual-multidimensional level (posttest). Students’ attitudes toward biochemistry also became more positive. The students were able to macroscopically explain biochemistry-related issues. However, they were unable to describe issues microscopically, due to a lack of preexisting biochemistry knowledge, mental habits oriented toward macroscopic thinking, and inadequate science communication. Sharing, feedback, and discussion can scaffold students’ learning and help them to explain biochemistry and sports-related issues in more scientific terms, change their habits of mind, and become more scientifically literate.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
 
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