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Dr Thorsten Scheiner is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education of the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane, Australia. His research program concentrates on enhancing the teaching and learning of mathematics at the secondary and university levels for all students. His research is characterised by a particular focus on fine-grained processes of student mathematical thinking and teacher professional learning, which has resulted in theoretical, conceptual, and empirical advances in the field. The quality of his research has been recognised through publications in top-tier international journals in mathematics education (e.g. Educational Studies in Mathematics) and teacher education (e.g. Teachers and Teaching), as well as invitations to visit internationally-renowned research institutions as a visiting scholar (e.g. Stanford University; University of California at Berkeley). Scheiner was recently appointed Visiting Professor in mathematics teacher education at the Free University of Berlin, one of Germany’s most prestigious universities. Scheiner also serves on the editorial boards of three leading international journals in the field: Teaching and Teacher Education, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, and Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.

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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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