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Dr Thorsten Scheiner is a dedicated researcher in mathematics education, with a particular focus on improving the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students. Through his research program, Dr Scheiner has honed in on the nuances of students' mathematical thinking and teachers' professional learning, which has led to theoretical, conceptual and empirical advances in the field. His work has been recognized through publications in top-tier international journals in mathematics education and teacher education, and invitations to visit prestigious research institutions as a visiting scholar.

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2022 "On metaphors in thinking about preparing mathematics for teaching”, Educational Studies in Mathematics, 111(2), 253-270.

2022 "Examining assumptions about the need for teachers to transform subject matter into pedagogical forms accessible to students”, Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 28(1), 1-11.

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Jul 2022 "Exploring deficit-based and strengths-based framings in noticing student mathematical thinking", 45th Conference of PME, Alicante, Spain.

Apr 2022 "Shifting framings in teacher noticing: From deficits to strengths in student mathematical thinking", 2022 Annual Meeting of AERA, San Diego, USA.

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Learning and Cognition in Mathematics 

with an emphasis on students' mathematical thinking and learning at secondary and university level

Teacher Education and Professional Development 

with an emphasis on mathematics teacher knowledge and teacher noticing

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Graduate Mathematics Education 

"Identifying and analysing student mathematical thinking", Free University of Berlin, Germany. Winter 2022. 

Graduate Mathematics Education 

"Designing mathematics tasks to promote cognitively activating mathematics lessons", Free University of Berlin, Germany. Winter 2022. 

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