id: 06426577
dt: j
an: 2015c.00097
au: Beeli-Zimmermann, Sonja
ti: Beyond questionnaires ‒ exploring adult education teachers’
mathematical beliefs with pictures and interviews.
so: Adults Learn. Math. 9, No. 2, 35-53, electronic only (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM)
la: EN
cc: C29 B50 M18
ut: adult education; mathematical beliefs; educational research; pictures;
interviews; visual data; verbal data; data triangulation; teacher
attitudes; mathematical literacy; adult numeracy; teaching; everyday
mathematics; real-life mathematics; history of mathematics; qualitative
methods; content analysis
ci: ME 2012a.00202
li: http://www.alm-online.net/images/ALM/journals/alm-ij-volume9-2-november2014.pdf
ab: Summary: Because of the impact that mathematical beliefs have on an
individual’s behaviour, they are generally well researched. However,
little mathematical belief research has taken place in the field of
adult education. This paper presents preliminary results from a study
conducted in this field in Switzerland. It is based on Ernest’s
description of mathematics as an instrumental, Platonist or problem
solving construct. The analysis uses pictures drawn by the participants
and interviews conducted with them as data. Using a categorising scheme
developed by {\it K. Rolka} and {\it S. Halverscheid} [ZDM, Int. J.
Math. Educ. 43, No. 4, 521‒533 (2011; ME 2012a.00202)], the author
argues that adults’ mathematical beliefs are complex and especially
personal aspects are difficult to capture with said scheme.
Particularly the analysis of visual data requires a more refined method
of analysis.
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