Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

Educator
Memorial University
Newfoundland

Jennifer Anderson is a teacher and researcher in the area of teacher education, classroom assessment, and mathematics. She began her career in British Columbia as an elementary school generalist and has since taught in a rural intermediate school in New Zealand, high schools in Vancouver and London, and a middle school for gifted students in Calgary. Jennifer is currently involved in teacher education initiatives at Memorial University including the implementation of a new program for intermediate and secondary teachers, research and development in experiential education, and the creation of a new STEM teacher education program.

  Assessment is an important part of my work because….

Teaching, learning, and pedagogical research must be open to, and adapt to, the changing conditions of culture. However, the structure of education and, more specifically, teaching and the evaluation of student learning, is still very much based on a model more suited to an industrial society despite significant cultural and economic shifts due to globalism and technology. To help inform students and teachers as they navigate this changing cultural milieu, my research seeks to reveal assumptions about teaching, learning, and mathematics, through an understanding of the judgments students and teachers make about mathematics and their place as learners and teachers of mathematics.

  The current assessment focus of my work is:

  • the language of evaluation in mathematics instruction
  • classroom assessment and the role of judgment in teaching and learning mathematics
  • evaluation of experiential education
  • teacher education in classroom assessment

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