Book Chapter

Values in stem Education: Investigating Macau Secondary Students’ Valuing in Mathematics Learning

Chunlian Jiang, Wee Tiong Seah, Tasos Barkatsas, Sylvia SL Ieong, IK Cheong

STEM education: An emerging field of inquiry | Koninklijke Brill NV | Published : 2019

Abstract

Values are of paramount importance in our society and strengthening values in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (stem) education has the potential to weave an interactive pattern between stem and various societal structures so that these are continuously and critically examined. It could be argued that what students value in their mathematics learning steer their decisions and actions throughout the learning process. In this context, the ‘What I Find Important’ (WIFI) Study was designed to identify what students value in mathematics learning. Survey data collected from 612 Grade 8 students were analysed by means of Principal Components Analysis (PCA), showing that Macau studen..

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