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C&I Speaker Series presents Dr. Helen Doerr on September 27

doerr-helen2.jpgThe Department of Curriculum and Instruction's Speaker Series brings nationally recognized researchers to CEHD to engage faculty and students in discussions on the most pressing issues in teaching and learning. On September 27, C&I presents Dr. Helen Doerr from Syracuse University who will offer a public talk open to all.

Dr. Helen M. Doerr
Professor of Teaching and Leadership Programs Professor of Mathematics
Syracuse University

What does mathematical modeling imply for practices of teaching?
Modeling approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics encompass a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives. Much research has focused on the teaching and learning with single modeling tasks, such as a model-eliciting activity. However, for many years, I have been interested in moving beyond single modeling tasks to the design of model development sequences. In this seminar, I will describe the design of one such sequence from upper secondary mathematics and outline some ideas about a corresponding model of teaching such sequences. I will then present findings about the kinds of teaching practices that can emerge in the classroom. I will conclude with some of the teaching challenges that arise and implications for future directions.

September 27, 2012 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
In the Learning & Environmental Sciences Building, Room 139A

Lunch will be served. RSVP to stem@umn.edu by September 25th.

About Dr. Doerr: Helen M. Doerr is a dual professor of teaching and leadership programs and mathematics at Syracuse University. She specializes in secondary mathematics education, with particular interests in teacher learning, mathematical communication, and mathematical modeling.

For more information about Dr. Doerr and her research please visit her Syracuse University faculty page.

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