id: 06055815
dt: j
an: 2012d.00194
au: Goldin, Gerald A.
ti: Affect and high mathematical ability: Some cross-cultural issues.
so: Mediterr. J. Res. Math. Educ. 9, No. 2, special issue on intercultural
aspects of creativity in mathematics: challenges and barriers, Haifa,
Feb 2008, 41-55 (2010).
py: 2010
pu: ,
la: EN
cc: C60
ut: affective domain; mathematical ability; representational system;
culturally-dependent norms; gifted; emotions; affective variables;
cognitive ability; sociocultural aspects; research; systems of internal
representation; affective representation; affective structures;
educational psychology
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ab: Summary: The affective domain ‒ which includes emotional feelings,
attitudes, beliefs, and values ‒ is increasingly recognized as
important to mathematical ability. This article considers briefly the
interface between affect as a developing representational system in
individuals (a psychological perspective), and affect as internalized
from culturally-dependent norms, narratives, and symbols (a
sociocultural perspective). In elaborating on some current theoretical
ideas about archetypal affective structures, or engagement structures,
in relation to high mathematical ability, it raises two kinds of
issues: (1) whether and how affective structures may be characterized
usefully as universal or cross-cultural constructs; and (2) the nature
of the interplay between such structures and prevailing, variable
societal assumptions about the nature of mathematical ability.
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