From beliefs to dynamic affect systems in mathematics education

Exploring a mosaic of relationships and interactions

  • Birgit Pepin
  • Bettina Roesken-Winter

Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Theoretical Lenses in Affect Research

  3. Relevance in the Field – Affective Systems of Individuals and ‘Collectives’

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Andreas Eichler, Ralf Erens
      Pages 179-200
    3. Helen Forgasz, Gilah Leder, David Mittelberg, Hazel Tan, Adelino Murimo
      Pages 245-268
  4. Methodological Issues in Affect Research

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 395-407

About this book


This book connects seminal work in affect research and moves forward to provide a developing perspective on affect as the “decisive variable” of the mathematics classroom. In particular, the book contributes and investigates new conceptual frameworks and new methodological ‘tools’ in affect research, and introduces the new field of ‘collectives’ to explore affect systems in diverse settings.

Investigated by internationally renowned scholars, the book is build up in three dimensions. The first part of the book provides an overview of selected theoretical frames - theoretical lenses - to study the mosaic of relationships and interactions in the field of affect. In the second part the theory is enriched by empirical research studies and provides relevant findings in terms of developing deeper understandings of individuals’ and collectives’ affective systems in mathematics education. Here pupil and teacher beliefs and affect systems are examined more closely. The final part investigates the methodological tools used and needed in affect research. How can the different methodological designs contribute data which help us to develop better understandings of teachers’ and pupils’ affect systems for teaching and learning mathematics, and in which ways are knowledge and affect related?


Affect in mathematics education Attitude in mathematics education Beliefs in mathematics education Emotions in mathematics education Theoretical frames for affect research in math education Values in mathematics education

Editors and affiliations

  • Birgit Pepin
    • 1
  • Bettina Roesken-Winter
    • 2
  1. 1.Sør-Trøndelag University CollegeTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Professional School of Education Department of MathematicsHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06807-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06808-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-4918
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-4926
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