id: 06322567
dt: j
an: 2014e.00127
au: Galligan, Linda
ti: Becoming competent, confident and critically aware: tracing academic
numeracy development in nursing.
so: Adults Learn. Math. 8, No. 1, 20-30 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM)
la: EN
cc: B60 D38
ut: adult education; mathematics education; research; case studies; vocational
education; nursing; mathematical literacy; mathematical ability;
academic numeracy development; Valsiner; human development;
bibliographies; state of the art
ci:
li: http://www.alm-online.net/images/ALM/journals/almij-volume8-1-april2013.pdf
ab: Summary: This paper describes the mathematical journey of a mature aged
nursing student as she struggles to become more academically numerate.
Within the paper, academic numeracy is defined around three features:
competence, confidence and critical awareness of both the context of
mathematics and students’ own relationship with mathematics. It then
uses this definition to describe a course for 1st year nursing students
to develop their mathematics skills needed for their degree. A
conceptual framework, based on Valsiner’s human development theory,
is used to trace students’ developing understanding of academic
numeracy. Finally the paper describes one student, Sally, as she
struggles to become more numerate.
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