Hearing Boys' Voices: Developing Self-Efficacy in Mathematics Through Reflection

  • Boy Voice and Choice (2019-20)

This action research project investigated the development of self-efficacy in Grade 8 boys through a self-reflection process that allowed them to assess their learning. The research ran over eight weeks and students participated on a voluntary basis. At St David's Marist Inanda, the Grade 8 boys are timetabled for Mathematics every day and this allowed me to work with them daily on their self-reflection. I investigated how a self-reflection process helped them to develop self-efficacy in the Mathematics classroom by asking them to write in their Mathematical journals and fill in questionnaires.