Galligan, Linda (2011) Measuring academic numeracy: beyond competence testing. In: AAMT–MERGA 2011: Traditions and [New] Practices, 3-7 Jul 2011, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
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Academic numeracy consists of three critical elements: competence, confidence and critical awareness of students' own mathematical knowledge and the mathematics used in students' future professions. This definition is used to frame pre-test assessment in a first year nursing program. Competence and confidence were measured using a paper and pencil test. Critical awareness was measured via students' reflections on their own performance, their relationship to mathematics and their understanding of how mathematics relates to nursing. Results show issues related to professional numeracy practices including relatively low understanding of the connection between mathematics and nursing.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Blanket permission for all MERGA publications received 20/8/2006 from Dr J Mousley, President, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||numeracy; testing; nursing education|
|Depositing User:||Ms Linda Galligan|
|Date Deposited:||27 Jan 2012 05:45|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:44|
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