This paper provides a foundation for the Research Symposium, "Strengths Approaches in Early Childhood Mathematics Education" by providing an overview of the development of strengths-based approaches in social work and education. A framework, adapted from the Strengths Approach (McCashen, 2017), for applying a strengths-based approach in early childhood mathematics education is introduced.
|Title of host publication||Excellence in Mathematics Education: Foundations and Pathways|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 43rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Editors||Y.H. Leong, B. Kaur, B.H. Choy, J.B.W. Yeo, L.F. Wong|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA.|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||43rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2021: MERGA 2021 - National Institute for Education (NIE) - Virtual event, Singapore, Singapore|
Duration: 05 Jul 2021 → 08 Jul 2021
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2021-MERGA-conference-proceedings.aspx (Conference proceedings)
|Conference||43rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2021|
|Abbreviated title||Excellence in Mathematics Education: Foundations and Pathways|
|Period||05/07/21 → 08/07/21|
|Other||MERGA is concerned with the promotion of quality teaching of mathematics and mathematics education at all levels, through critical study and reflection on practice and theory. Work accepted for presentation at the conference will be related to mathematics education at pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, and/or tertiary levels or within informal and workplace settings.|
The theme for MERGA43 is Excellence in Mathematics Education: Foundations and Pathways. This theme provides an important platform for participants to consider the critical nature of our research and the ways we can use our findings to influence the field of mathematics education and educational policy throughout Australasia.