Assistant Professor

Alexander Schüler-Meyer

Department
Eindhoven School of Education
Group
Group Vermunt
Group Pepin

RESEARCH PROFILE

Alexander Schüler-Meyer is Assistant Professor at Eindhoven School of Education at TU/e. His research concerns pre-service and in-service teacher education through critical inquiry (e.g. in the context Lesson Study) and language-responsive teaching of mathematics, with further research interests in algebra education and the transition from school to university mathematics. He is engaged in several national and international projects, for instance as project lead in the international cooperation project ML2 – Exploiting the Power of Multiple Languages for Mathematics Learning (Erasmus+ 2021-1-NL01-KA220-SCH-000024585) and as Comenius teaching fellow in his project Hybrid Professional Learning Communities to facilitate teacher students’ noticing of decisive classroom events. He is partner in the Erasmus+ project LESSAM – Lesson Study as a vehicle for improving achievement in mathematics (Erasmus+ 2020-1-CY01-KA201-066012). Furthermore, Alexander Schüler-Meyer is teacher educator and teachers the master courses mathematics education at ESoE. He is also giving workshops to in-service teachers on issues of promoting mathematical thinking for all students. 

The presentation of mathematics in schools should be psychological and not systematic. The teacher, so to speak, should be a diplomat. He must take account of the psychic processes in the boy in order to grip his interest, and he will succeed only if he presents things in a form intuitively comprehensible. (Felix Klein, German mathematician and educator, 1849–1925)

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Alexander Schüler-Meyer has a university diploma as mathematics teacher (upper secondary mathematics), obtained at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. He obtained his PhD in mathematics education in the subject-didactics graduate program ProfaS: Processes of subject matter structuring at the University of Oldenburg, with a focus teachers' professional development. During his postdoc, he worked at the renowned Institute for Development and Research in Mathematics Education (IEEM) at TU Dortmund University, where he collaborated with Prof. Dr. Susanne Prediger to investigate how to promote mathematical learning processes in multilingual settings. After working as an interim professor for mathematics education at the University of Bremen, Alexander Schüler-Meyer took on a position as Assistant Professor at Eindhoven School of Education (ESoE) in 2018.