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The Knowledge Quartet as an organising framework for developing and deepening teachers’ mathematics knowledge

Friday, 2017, August 25 - 09:00
School of Teacher Education
Tim Rowland

Tim Rowland

Tim Rowland was University Reader in Mathematics Education until his retirement from Cambridge in 2012. In his capacity as Emeritus Reader he sustains his wide range of interests in mathematics education, contributing regularly to books, professional and academic journals in the field. He was founding Editor, with Elena Nardi, of the Routledge journal Research in Mathematics Education between 2007 and 2014, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. His RoutledgeFalmer book The Pragmatics of Mathematics Education reflects research interests in mathematics, linguistics, epistemology and education. In recent years, Tim's research has focused on the ways that teachers' mathematics content knowledge is made evident in their planning and teaching. He retains an active interest in doing and teaching mathematics, especially in the field of Number Theory.

In August 2012 Tim was appointed Honorary Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, where he works with the Mathematics Education Research Group. His also Professor II in Mathematics Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim, Norway. He has held Visiting Professor positions in Chile, Mexico, Cyprus, Barcelona and Trondheim. He was Chair of the International Program Committee for the Seventh Conference of European Research in Mathematics Education held in Rzeszów, Poland, in 2011.

Tim was Vice President of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) until 2013, and Chair of the Joint Mathematical Council of the United Kingdom 2012-15. The JMC promotes communication between the UK Societies and bodies for whom the advancement of mathematics and the improvement of the teaching of mathematics is of particular concern.