MAVI 2021 special issue: The growing recognition of affect in mathematics education
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Taylor & Francis
School of Education
On social media, an increasingly prominent phenomenon is observed: that is, the credibility of content is correlated to its popularity. For example, YouTube videos that get millions of views are regarded as true just because many people have watched them. This is not the case for research in general, and specifically not for affect-related research in mathematics education, for example within the MAVI (the acronym for MAthematical VIews) community. Every year, MAVI organises an international conference for researchers in the field of mathematics education with a special focus on affective issues. Belief-related research has been receiving increased attention. More articles have been published and cited, more conferences have been held, special issues have been published, and books have been printed (e.g. Hannula et al., Citation2019; Pepin & Rösken-Winter, Citation2015). We do not claim that this research is more important or more credible just because it has become more popular, but we provide some perspectives to support credibility. . . .