Teaching is Mosvold’s primary research interest, but it is also an important part of his own professional practice. Mosvold has been teaching numerous different courses on bachelor, master, and doctorate level – most of them at the University of Stavanger, but also at the University of Malawi (photo is from the teaching of a master course in Zomba). Below is a description of his most recently taught courses.
MGL3121/4121: Problem solving in mathematics teaching
This is a course in fourth year of the 5-year teacher education program at the University of Stavanger. The course has a focus on problem solving, both as an approach to learning mathematics and as an approach to teaching mathematics. A major component of the course is a problem solving log that the students are working on individually, containing both a documentation of their work on problems as well as their thinking and reflections in the process. Another major component is a Lesson Study project where the students collaborate on developing a research lesson that aims at implementing a problem solving approach to mathematics teaching. The end product of this project is an academic paper.
MGL3122/4122: Studying mathematics teaching
This course is in the fifth year of the 5-year teacher education program at the University of Stavanger. The course is built around a research project where teacher educators and student teachers collaborate on a research project focusing on mathematics teaching, including collection and development of research data. A main output of the course is an academic paper that might serve as a starting point for the master thesis.