An Investigation into Affect and Factors of Influence in Post-Primary Mathematics Education
Abstract: This study is a two person joint project that is being conducted at the University of Limerick as part of the Professional Masters of Education (Mathematics). A previous study conducted in 2010 investigated post-primary students' images of mathematics (attitudes, beliefs, motivation, self-concept and anxiety) as well as the factors influencing students' images of mathematics. This project seeks to repeat that investigation on a smaller scale, to establish whether any differences occur. A new mathematics curriculum (Project Maths) was introduced and has been established in post-primary schools in Ireland since the earlier study was conducted. A key aspect of this project is to investigate whether any change in student affect has occurred in light of curriculum change.
Investigators/ Researchers: Dr Ciara Lane; Kerrie Kelly & Megan Heffernan
Commencement Date: October 2017
End Date: March 2019