Bishop’s mathematical values in Chinese maths classrooms

A recently-published journal article (in Chinese) of a study conducted in Zhejiang, China which found that all three pairs of Bishop’s (1988) mathematical values were evident in the randomly-selected Grade 6 class. In particular, ‘openness’ was very highly valued, at the expense of ‘mystery’. Congrats, Yan!Email me for a copy of the article, if anyone […]


The latest Malaysian study published!

Congratulations to Hui Min and Qiaoping for having a paper published yesterday! It is based on Hui Min’s doctoral research study in Malaysia which compared what more than 400 secondary school students and their maths teachers valued in their maths learning and teaching respectively. Chia, H. M. & Zhang, Q. (2023). Comparing Malaysian secondary school […]


OECD’s ‘Embedding values and attitudes in curriculum’ document

OECD’s 2021 document ‘Embedding values and attitudes in curriculum: Shaping a better future’ reaffirms values “as motivation for acquiring and using knowledge and skills” (p.11). That its focus is on embedding values in the (mathematics) curriculum that “shape shared futures built on the well-being of individuals, communities and the planet” (p. 19) exemplifies the two […]


MAVI29 Conference

MAVI is dedicated to researching “beliefs, attitudes, emotions, values and related topics in learning and teaching mathematics at any school level”. The MAVI29 conference will be held in Italy this 20-22 Sep. Details can be found at the Conference website (click title above for hyperlink if it is not visible here). Our Germany lead, Ralf […]


Research seminar on ‘power distance’ value (6 Apr 2023)

You are all invited to a research seminar to be held on 6 Apr (Thu) in Melbourne, as well as on ZOOM, during which Dr Kathy Yunying YANG will talk about how Hofstede’s value construct of power distance regulates teachers’ interdisciplinary collaboration at work. For full details, click title above or visit: https://thirdwavelab.education.unimelb.edu.au/files/2023/03/20230406-Yunying-YANG_flyer.pdf


Cross-Tasman collab

CONGRATS, Julia and Jodie, on your latest article examining how NZ students’ maths educational values might be affected by factors such as school, ethnicity, gender and grades! My weekend reading 😉https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0020739X.2023.2184280


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