Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Kelly S. Brown
Scholarship of Discovery
The purpose of the study was to identify the attitudes and perceptions held by select teachers in a Midwest high school regarding teaching strategies related to students solving mathematics problems from a cognitive-metacognitive approach. The case study utilized a questionnaire regarding instructional practices and teacher beliefs and opinions as well as semi-structured interviews. Teachers commented on definitions and beliefs regarding thinking about thinking, thinking mathematically, and conceptual and procedural understanding. Furthermore, teachers discussed teaching strategies utilized to teach thinking about thinking in mathematics, effects of school-wide metacognitive training efforts, and usage of student reflection activities. The specificity and sophistication of responses related to perceptions held and strategies utilized seemed to increase with the years of experience teaching for participants.
Babich, Peter A., "Attitudes and Perceptions of High School Mathematics Teachers Regarding Students' Cognitive-Metacognitive Skills" (2010). Ed.D. Dissertations. 1.