Welcome!

My name is Reidar Mosvold, and I am professor of mathematics education at the University of Stavanger.

This website aims at informing those who are interested in my work – mostly my research. My research mainly concentrates on mathematics teaching and developing mathematics teachers. I consider mathematics teaching to be a professional practice that involves everything teachers do to help students learn. Ever since I was a doctoral student, the focus of my research has been on the complexities involved in the work of teaching mathematics, the attributes that influence this work—mainly teachers’ knowledge and beliefs, but also their identity and mathematical communication—and the development of mathematics teachers, both pre-service and in-service. This connection between attributes of mathematics teachers and their conduct of the work of teaching mathematics has continued to interest me till this day, but the my conceptualization of the core aspects involved as well as theoretical and methodological approaches to study this have developed quite significantly since I finished my PhD.

The website also includes a blog, which is less actively maintained than it used to be, but still a blog I use to communicate what I find interesting for my own work (and which might be interesting for others who share my interests too, at least I hope so!). The blog is a continuation of the “Mathematics Education Research Blog”, which has existed since early 2008. I have explored different ways of using the blog, and in the future, I plan on using it to write about things I find particularly interesting in relation to my work and research interests (see my vita to learn more about these interests!). If you want to stay more up-to-date with what’s happening in the field of mathematics education research as such, you might be better off checking my twitter account. That account is much more frequently updated, and I use it to share everything I come across in relation to mathematics education.

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans, 11:36)

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