20 January 2011
2pm (afternoon tea provided)
Venue: Room A211, A Block, Gate 3, 74 Epsom Ave, Epsom, Auckland (Free parking available at Gate 2) - View map
Host: School of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
Contact info: Please RSVP to Banké Moss by Wednesday 12 January 2011
Frank K. Lester, Chancellor’s Professor of Education (Emeritus),
Martha Lea & Bill Armstrong Professor in Teacher Education,
and Professor of Mathematics Education and of Cognitive Science at Indiana University
Frank Lester is an internationally renowned speaker, researcher, and academic, who has lectured widely in Africa, Australia, Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, and North America on mathematical problem solving, mathematics assessment, and related topics. He has been a PI or co-PI for numerous National Science Foundation (NSF) projects, which served to establish his reputation as an authority on mathematics content and pedagogy for elementary and middle schools and on the preparation of mathematics teachers. He served as editor of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, the leading research journal in mathematics education, and has been on the editorial boards of numerous other journals.
Recently, he received the first-ever Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Mathematics Teacher Education by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Pedagogy by the Abo Akademi University in Finland.