Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

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| Editors: Steve Lerman

Teaching Practices at University Level

  • Elena NardiEmail author
  • Chris Rasmussen
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77487-9_100028-1


The study of mathematics teaching practices at university level is a rapidly developing area of university mathematics education research – a field which was largely dominated by studies of mathematical thinking, learning, and learners in the 1980s and 1990s (Tall 1991) and which has been gradually endorsing a balanced focus on the teacher, the learner, and the institution (Artigue 2016). This renewed focus and growth came about partly as universities, and mathematics departments in particular, started to respond to changing student demographic, the growing gap between school and university mathematics in terms of curriculum and pedagogy, the changing landscape of resources, digital and other, available to the university mathematics teacher and, last but, by far, not least, the major shift towards public accountability of higher education institutions (Holton 2001). The momentum towards improving instruction has centered on both lecture-oriented and interaction or...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsSan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Michèle Artigue
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Didactique André Revuz (EA4434)Université Paris-DiderotParisFrance