Reidar Mosvold is professor of mathematics education at the University of Stavanger. His research mainly concentrates on mathematics teaching and developing mathematics teachers. Mosvold considers mathematics teaching to be a professional practice, and is interested in the mathematical demands that are embedded in the mathematical work of teaching. For over a decade, he has investigated the complexities involved in the work of teaching mathematics, 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. His present research interests revolve around the following three areas: 1) what it means to be “smart” in mathematics and how teachers position students as learners, 2) the mathematical work of teaching viewed in terms of communication, and 3) methods for studying mathematics teaching.
The website also includes a blog, which is less actively maintained than it used to be. The blog is a continuation of the “Mathematics Education Research Blog”, which was initiated in early 2008. Aside from this website, Mosvold’s online presence includes Twitter, Facebook and Researchgate.
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