Prof. Alan H. Schoenfeld , University of California, Berkeley, USA

Making Sense of Teaching, and Working to Improve It

Alan Schoenfeld is the Elizabeth and Edward Conner Professor of Education and Affiliated Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2011 he was awarded the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction’s Klein Medal, the highest international distinction in mathematics education, and in 2013 he was awarded the American educational Research Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award, AERA’s highest honor. Alan’s interests include problem solving, diversity in mathematics education, assessment, and effective teaching. After earning his Ph.D. in mathematics, he turned his attention to the question of how mathematics instruction could be shaped so that students come to learn and enjoy just how powerful mathematical thinking can be.