Problem Solving and Emotional Education in Initial Primary Teacher Education
Ana Caballero 1 * , Lorenzo J. Blanco 1, Eloísa Guerrero 1
More Detail
1 Extremadura University, Badajoz, SPAIN* Corresponding Author


Our work is based on two premises. The first is that affective factors (beliefs, attitudes, and emotions) influence teaching and learning mathematics, and problem solving in particular. The second is that initial teacher education is an important element in the process of improving overall educational practice. On this basis, our research group has been working on evaluating the influence of affect in mathematics problem solving for prospective teachers, and on designing and implementing a program of metacognitive intervention that integrates cognitive and affective factors. The present communication describes our research in this line.


This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2011, Volume 7, Issue 4, 281-292

Publication date: 21 Dec 2011

Article Views: 3665

Article Downloads: 2295

Open Access References How to cite this article