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Thorsten Scheiner is a researcher and educator in mathematics education and teacher education. His research is centrally concerned with two research areas: mathematical cognition and teacher cognition. His work in mathematical cognition has contributed to a deeper understanding of complex processes involved in knowing, learning, and sense-making of mathematics. In the area of teacher cognition, his research has generated knowledge of how teacher knowing and teacher noticing are actualized in the classroom. He has been a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Auckland in New Zealand, before becoming a Research Fellow in the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education at ACU Brisbane in Australia. 

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2021 "Towards a more comprehensive model of teacher noticing", ZDM-Mathematics Education, 53(1), 85-94.

2020 "Dealing with opposing theoretical perspectives: knowledge in structures or knowledge in pieces?", Educational Studies in Mathematics, 104(1), 127-145.

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Aug 2021 "Modes of dealing with opposing theoretical perspectives in cognitive science", 19th Biennial Conference of EARLI, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Jul 2021 "Critical remarks on the notion of unpacking mathematics in discourses of teacher knowledge”, ICME 14, Shanghai, China.

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Learning and Cognition in Mathematics 

with an emphasis on undergraduate mathematics education  

Teacher Education and  Professional Development 

with an emphasis on mathematics teacher knowledge and teacher noticing

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Undergraduate Mathematics

"MATHS 108: General Mathematics", The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Semester II 2018. 

Graduate Mathematics Education 

"MATHS 709: Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching", The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Semester II 2018. 

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