The Use of Learning Goals in Mathematics Education

Rune Hansen

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The article is based on reforms in the Danish educational system, encouraging a new focus on learning goals. The use of learning goals is investigated with a teacher in one mathematics class. Inspired by categories from goal theory, different types of students are described regarding their understanding of the usefulness of visible learning goals in their mathematical learning. The article calls attention to how students’ goal orientation affects their perception of the value of visible learning goals.
Original languageDanish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Educational Research
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • learning, educational science and teaching

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