Research in Mathematics Education

Beyond Shanghai and PISA

Cognitive and Non-cognitive Competencies of Chinese Students in Mathematics

Editors: Xu, Binyan, Zhu, Yan, Lu, Xiaoli (Eds.)

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  • Contributes to the general research on mathematical competencies, while offering unique and comprehensive portrait of Chinese students’ mathematics learning
  • Focuses on both cognitive and non-cognitive competencies of Chinese students in mathematics learning based on a nation-wide empirical survey
  • Discusses six core mathematics competencies related to both cognitive and non-cognitive aspects
  • Includes insightful commentaries from experts worldwide to deepen the understanding of Chinese mathematics learning and promote discussion between scholars rooted in different research and geographical contexts
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This book seeks to illustrate the research on mathematics competencies and disposition in China according to the conceptual development and empirical investigation perspective. Mathematics education in China has a distinguishing feature a focus of attention to mathematical competency. Paradoxically, there has not been an explicit, refined, and measurable evaluation system in place to assess mathematical competency in China. While academic achievement surveys or evaluations are common, these can only give an overall conclusion about mathematical thinking skills or problem solving abilities. In response to this deficiency, China is beginning to carry out national projects that emphasize defining both a conceptual framework on core competencies in school mathematics and developing a corresponding assessment framework. 

Thus, the main focus of this volume is the current investigations of different mathematics competencies and mathematical disposition of Chinese students, with the aim of promoting interaction between domestic and international student performance assessment, to provide a more comprehensive understanding of mathematics competencies and disposition in mainland China, and to stimulate innovative new directions in research. The primary audience of this volume is the large group of researchers interested in mathematics competencies, mathematics teaching and learning in China, or comparative studies, or the relation of the three. The book will also appeal to teaching trainers or instructors, as well as be an appropriate resource for graduate courses or seminars at either the master’s or doctoral level.

About the authors

Binyan Xu is Full Professor in the College of Teacher Education of East China Normal University. She earned a B. Sc. degree in mathematics from East China Normal University in 1986, and a Ph.D. degree in mathematics education from University of Osnabrueck of Germany in 1994.

Yan Zhu is an associate professor in the College of Teacher Education of East China Normal University. She earned a B. Sc. and M. Ed. degree in mathematics education from East China Normal University, and a Ph.D. degree in mathematics education from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.

Xiaoli Lu is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics of East China Normal University. She earned a B. Sc. degree in mathematics from Qingdao University, a Master’s degree in mathematics education from East China Normal University, and a Ph.D. degree in mathematics education from the University of Hong Kong

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • From ‘Two Basics’, to ‘Four Basics’ to ‘Core Mathematics Competencies’ in Mainland China

    Pages 1-13

    Cheng, Jing (et al.)

  • What Can PISA Tell Us About Students’ Mathematics Learning in Shanghai, China?

    Pages 15-32

    Zhu, Yan

  • Towards a Framework of Mathematical Competencies in China

    Pages 33-51

    Xu, Binyan (et al.)

  • The Development of Problem-Posing in Chinese Mathematics Curriculum

    Pages 53-66

    Li, Muhui (et al.)

  • Chinese Eighth Graders’ Competencies in Mathematical Problem-Posing

    Pages 67-86

    Xu, Binyan (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Shanghai and PISA
Book Subtitle
Cognitive and Non-cognitive Competencies of Chinese Students in Mathematics
Editors
  • Binyan Xu
  • Yan Zhu
  • Xiaoli Lu
Series Title
Research in Mathematics Education
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68157-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68157-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68156-2
Series ISSN
2570-4729
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 364
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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