Speaking of gender: visibility in doing mathematics
12th November 2020 : 16:30 - 18:00
Research Group: Subject Pedagogy
Speaker: Dr Cathy Smith
Location: Microsoft Teams Live
Convener: Karen Skilling
Cathy Smith will talk about gender in mathematics classrooms, aiming to understand how pedagogy contributes to the absence or presence of gender as an organising principle for school mathematics experiences. She will discuss her ongoing work that experiments with the theoretical lens of visibility/invisibility/hypervisibility, originally developed within gender organisation studies to understand the workplace experience of marginalised groups, used here as a way of analysing how classroom processes produce gendered meanings.
Dr Cathy Smith is the Head of Mathematics Education and a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, UK. Her current work involves designing mathematics pedagogy courses for undergraduate and teacher development, and supervision of doctoral students. She has a longstanding research interest in pedagogy of advanced mathematics education, including mathematics classroom language, and in studying discourses of participation in mathematics. firstname.lastname@example.org