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Dr Thorsten Scheiner is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education at the Australian Catholic University, as well as a Visiting Professor at the Free University of Berlin.

Scheiner's research has contributed to the international research literature through theoretical, conceptual, and empirical work in two interrelated lines of research. In the first line of research, he focuses on advancing conceptualizations of mathematics teacher knowledge and practices, developing a comprehensive model of teacher noticing, and investigating how teachers learn to notice critical instructional events. In the second line of research, he highlights the mathematical strengths and resources that students bring to their learning, advancing theoretical innovation in research on mathematical thinking and learning.

His research has been recognized through publications in top-tier international journals such as Educational Studies in Mathematics and Teachers and Teaching, as well as invitations as a visiting scholar to internationally renowned research institutions such as Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. He has received numerous prestigious awards, fellowships, and scholarships, and serves on the editorial boards of leading international journals in the field.

Scheiner is also a passionate teacher, having taught mathematics and mathematics education at various universities in Australia, Germany and New Zealand, and worked as a secondary mathematics teacher in various school systems. Through his dedication to research and teaching, Scheiner aims to improve mathematics education for all.



Dr Thorsten Scheiner



Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australia

Senior Research Fellow, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, 2023-present


Free University of Berlin, Germany

Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, 2022-2023  

Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australia

Research Fellow, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, 2019-2022  

The University of Auckland, New Zealand 

Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, 2017-2018

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Ph.D. I University of Hamburg, Germany & Macquarie University, Australia 

Mathematics Education, 2018

Title of thesis: Toward theory advancement in mathematical cognition and teacher cognition

Master of Education I Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Major in Mathematics, 2013

Title of thesis: Linking general theories of teacher education with theories of mathematics education


Bachelor of Science I Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Major in Mathematics, 2011

Title of thesis: Comparative analysis of teacher education studies

(in German: Vergleichende Analyse von Lehrerbildungsstudien)   



Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education San Diego, USA

Department of Mathematics, San Diego State University, Feb-Apr 2014

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Department of Mathematics, Jul-Aug 2018; Nov-Dec 2017; Nov 2013

Stanford University, USA

Graduate School of Education, Apr-Jun 2016  

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Department of Curriculum Studies, Apr-May 2015

The University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Institute of Education, Jul 2019; Sep 2012

University of California at Berkeley, USA

Graduate School of Education, Apr 2019; Jul-Sep 2014; Oct 2012-Mar 2013 

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Foundation of German Business, Germany

Fellow, Klaus Murmann Fellowship, 2013-2016

Fellow, Studienkolleg Fellowship, 2009-2013

German International School Sydney, Australia

Teacher, 2017

German International School Dubai, VAE

Teaching Assistant, 2011  

German International School Cape Town, South Africa 

Teaching Assistant, 2010

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