I love maths and science: exploring the views of learners

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Juan, M.Mthethwa
KEYWORDS: LEARNER PERFORMANCE, MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-may-2013/I-love-maths-and-science-exploring-the-views-of-learners
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Abstract

While external factors such as home and school environment are important in understanding learner performance, attitudes and beliefs towards mathematics and science can also contribute to learners' performance. Andrea Juan and Menzi Mthethwa analysed the learner questionnaire in the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and found that motivation to perform as well as approaches to education also played a role in performance. - See more at: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-may-2013/I-love-maths-and-science-exploring-the-views-of-learners#sthash.fRgWOj6l.dpuf