Speaking of gender: visibility in doing mathematics

12th November 2020 : 16:30 - 18:00

Category: Webinar

Research Group: Subject Pedagogy

Speaker: Dr Cathy Smith

Location: Microsoft Teams Live

Convener: Karen Skilling

Audience: Public


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. 


DrCathySmith 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.cathy.smith@open.ac.uk