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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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Qian Chen, Frederick Koon Shing Leung
      Pages 281-294
    3. Pessia Tsamir, Dina Tirosh, Esther Levenson, Michal Tabach, Ruthi Barkai
      Pages 319-337

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

  • Book Title From beliefs to dynamic affect systems in mathematics education
  • Book Subtitle Exploring a mosaic of relationships and interactions
  • Editors Birgit Pepin
    Bettina Roesken-Winter
  • Series Title Advances in Mathematics Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv. Mathematics Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-06807-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37643-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-06808-4
  • Series ISSN 1869-4918
  • Series E-ISSN 1869-4926
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 407
  • Number of Illustrations 47 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Cognitive Psychology
    Mathematics in the Humanities and Social Sciences
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