Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning

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Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning

eBook Publication date: November 2015
ISBN: 978-0-935302-42-4

K. Ann Renninger, Martina Nieswandt, and Suzanne Hidi, Editors

Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning is the first volume to assemble findings on the role of interest in mathematics and science learning. As the contributors illuminate across the volume’s 22 chapters, interest provides a critical bridge between cognition and affect in learning and development. This volume will be useful to educators, researchers, and policy makers, especially those whose focus is mathematics, science, and technology education.

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About the Editors

K. Ann Renninger is the Eugene M. Lang Research Professor at Swarthmore College, Department of Educational Studies, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081; Her research addresses the role of interest in learning, and conditions both in and out of school that support the development of interest.

Martina Nieswandt is an Associate Professor of Science Education in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Her research focuses on the relationship between motivation, affects and learning associated with K–14 science concepts and various instructional contexts utilizing mixed-methods approaches.

Suzanne Hidi is a founding fellow of the Senior College of the University of Toronto, 256 McCaul Street, Suite 412, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W5, Canada; Her research interests address motivation in general, interest in particular, and neuroscientific research that focuses on the human reward system.

© American Educational Research Association

Publisher: American Educational Research Association
DOI Number: 10.3102/978-0-935302-42-4
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