What does the third-cycle subject area mathematics education comprise?
Mathematics education is the scientific field which seeks to understand and contribute to the further development of mathematics teaching and the learning of mathematics at all levels of education, from preschool through university. This includes understanding of the role mathematics plays in the educational system and in society more generally. In terms of content, mathematics education focuses on the nature and character of mathematics and its role in the institutional context, as well as the opportunities and problems with facilitating learning and supporting the development of education in the subject.
Doctoral courses in mathematics education
Theories and frameworks in mathematics education research, 7,5 credits
Theories of learning and the role of theories in mathematics education research are topics of continuous debate. There are two main aims with this course.
First, it is to familiarise the participants with dominant theoretical perspectives on learning as they have been used and developed in mathematics education research over the last three decades. Learning theories have been subject to much controversy in particular between advocates of acquisition and participation as the main metaphors for learning. The theories will be discussed in relation to students as well as to prospective and practising teachers.
Second, and based on the discussions of theories of learning, participants are to become well-versed on issues related to the role of theoretical or conceptual frameworks in empirical research, including questions of theory networking. It is an overall intention to inform the participants’ continued work on their own studies.
The course will start on 29 April 2021.
- Read more about entry requirements, content and objectives of the programme in the study plan below
- General information about third-cycle studies at Linnaeus University
- Read more about our research at the Mathematics Education research group's web page
- The university library's subject guide for mathematics (in Swedish)
- Vacancies at Linnaeus University