Subject Pedagogy Seminar - Mathematical flexibility: A promising focus for research and practice
Mathematical flexibility is increasingly recognized as an important construct of interest for both researchers and practitioners in mathematics education. Flexibility can be characterized as a learner’s willingness to change strategies based on the particular problem-solving conditions or goals. In this talk, I first provide an introduction to flexibility. I then explore different ways that flexibility has been assessed, highlighting successes and challenges in the various forms of assessment. I then present recent empirical research results on flexibility, and I conclude by suggesting some promising areas for future research on flexibility.

This seminar is in-person only.
Date: 18 April 2024, 16:30 (Thursday, 0th week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: 15 Norham Gardens, 15 Norham Gardens OX2 6PY
Venue Details: Seminar Room G/H
Speaker: Professor Jon Star (Harvard University)
Organising department: Department of Education
Organiser: Dr Gabriel Stylianides (University of Oxford)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editors: Hannah Freeman, Heather Sherkunov