Mathematical self-concept among prospective teachers

Johannis Takaria, Anderson Leonardo Palinussa

Abstract


Mathematical self-concept (MS-C) is an important construct that prospective mathematics teachers must have in mathematics learning. The aim of the research was to analyze the increase of MS-C of prospective mathematics teachers. The research was quasi-experimental with the design of one group pretest-posttest. The results showed that for prospective teachers, MS-C increased in the medium category while the MS-C indicators achieved in the medium and low categories. The increase of MS-C is due to the effectiveness of collaborative mind mapping (CMM) learning strategy and the process of strengthening MS-C capacity of prospective teachers. The CMM facilitates prospective teachers to construct creative ideas through structured collective ideas that support the increase of MS-C among prospective teacher.

Keywords


Collaborative mind-mapping; Mathematics self-concept; Prospective teachers

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijere.v9i4.20464

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