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Proficiency and Beliefs in Learning and Teaching Mathematics

Learning from Alan Schoenfeld and Günter Törner

  • Yeping Li
  • Judit N. Moschkovich

Part of the Mathematics Teaching and Learning book series (MTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yeping Li, Judit N. Moschkovich
      Pages 3-7
    3. Hugh Burkhardt, Yeping Li
      Pages 9-18
    4. Hans Heinrich Brungs, Yeping Li
      Pages 19-29
  3. Proficient Performance, Beliefs, and Metacognition in Mathematical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Kristina Reiss, Anke M. Lindmeier, Petra Barchfeld, Beate Sodian
      Pages 33-49
    3. Christine Schmeisser, Stefan Krauss, Georg Bruckmaier, Stefan Ufer, Werner Blum
      Pages 51-67
    4. Ming Ming Chiu, Karrie A. Jones, Jennifer L. Jones
      Pages 69-85
  4. Proficient Performance, Beliefs, and Practices in Mathematics Teaching, and Ways to Facilitate Them

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Pessia Tsamir, Dina Tirosh, Esther Levenson, Ruthi Barkai, Michal Tabach
      Pages 89-109
    3. Miriam Gamoran Sherin, Rosemary R. Russ, Bruce L. Sherin
      Pages 111-124
    4. Ilana Horn
      Pages 125-138
  5. Issues and Perspectives on Research and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Judit N. Moschkovich
      Pages 257-275

About this book


Efforts to improve mathematics education have led educators and researchers to not only study the nature of proficiency, beliefs, and practices in mathematics learn¬ing and teaching, but also identify and assess possible influences on students’ and teachers’ proficiencies, beliefs, and practices in learning and teaching mathematics. The complexity of these topics has fascinated researchers from various back¬grounds, including psychologists, cognitive or learning scientists, mathematicians, and mathematics educators. Among those researchers, two scholars with a similar background – Alan Schoenfeld in the United States and Günter Törner in Germany, are internationally recognized for their contributions to these topics. To celebrate their 65th birthdays in 2012, this book brought together many scholars to reflect on how their own work has built upon and continued Alan and Günter’s work in mathematics education. The book contains 17 chapters by 33 scholars from six different education systems. This collection describes recent research and provides new insights into these topics of interest to mathematics educators, researchers, and graduate students who wish to learn about the trajectory and direction of research on these issues.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yeping Li
    • 1
  • Judit N. Moschkovich
    • 2
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Proficiency and Beliefs in Learning and Teaching Mathematics
  • Book Subtitle Learning from Alan Schoenfeld and Günter Törner
  • Editors Yeping Li
    Judit N. Moschkovich
  • Series Title Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers 2013
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-6209-299-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 317
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education, general
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