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Mathematics Education at Luleå University of Technology (MoL)

Mathematics and learning includes research on learning, teaching and knowledge formation in and about mathematics from both a mathematical and behavioral science perspective. Consequently, research in mathematics and learning is interdisciplinary in nature and its purpose is to create a scientific basis for developing and strengthening mathematics education at different levels of education. Key issues in research concern advanced concept formation in mathematics, mathematical thinking and communication at various stages from preschool to university, as well as future teaching materials in mathematics. The MoL group engages in research collaboration at national and international level and maintains good contacts with other Swedish and foreign research environments. The work in the group is led by Professor Timo Tossavainen.

We also conduct pedagogical development work focused on mathematics teaching, for example in collaboration with the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics,TVM, and the School of Science and Technology at Örebro University. Collaboration with nearby municipalities also takes place, mainly via the graduate school PROFS.

Maria Johansson
The research develops the schools

The teacher educations at Luleå University of Technology are many. The research is often closely linked to the daily activities in the schools. "The goal is a close collaboration with the municipalities and schools also when it comes to the programmes", says Maria Johansson, head of Division.

Nobla dagen went digital

Traditionally, the Nobla dagen has been held at the Department of Health Sciences. It was carried out digitally, due to the ongoing pandemic. The day was about the new Department of Health, Education and Technology. – It was a very interesting day. We gained insight into each other's educational programs and research, says Eva Alerby, professor of pedagogy.

Photo: Lars Andersson
Research school inaugurated

Luleå University of Technology's new research school PROFS was inaugurated at Vetenskapens hus on Friday. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure the university's scientific competence in close cooperation with the schools in the region.