Dr. Gerald Goldin Colloquium Announcement

We are happy to have our second colloquium with Dr. Gerald Goldin from Rutgers University. Here are the details of his colloquium:

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Some Perspectives on Affect and Engagement in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Monday, October 5, 2015; 12:00NN-1:00PM, Aderhold 116

The affective domain is receiving increased attention as researchers focus on obstacles and affordances of student engagement with mathematics. In this talk, I shall discuss some important affective constructs which relate directly to mathematical teaching and learning.  Among the ideas considered are the importance and function of emotional feelings during mathematical activity, the idea that information important to learning is encoded affectively (interactions with cognition), the essential and transformative role of meta-affect (affect about affect, affect about cognition about affect, and the monitoring and regulation of affect), beliefs about mathematics and self-efficacy beliefs, students’ (longer-term) motivational orientations, various “in the moment” motivating desires that can foster (or inhibit) students’ mathematical engagement, and several proposed “engagement structures.” Some broader implications are suggested for mathematics teacher preparation, for our own teaching, and for the wider mathematics community.

Light refreshments will be served.

Meet and Greet with Graduate Students for Lunch on October 5

Please email mesacolloquium@uga.edu if you would like to go to the Meet and Greet.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

We hope to see you there!

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