Dr Carla Finesilver (School of Education, Communication & Society)
Dr Carla Finesilver is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education and Inclusion, with a particular focus on the intersection of these two fields – inclusive mathematics education. Her aim is, through research and teaching, to make education more accessible and relevant for all, but particularly for disadvantaged young people and adults.
A main research focus has been the creative and diverse representational strategies and arithmetical reasoning of those students who have struggled with school mathematics taught in ‘standard’ or ‘traditional’ ways. Her current research projects focus on:
- visuospatial representation in problem-solving, using qualitative microanalysis of learners' nonstandard arithmetical-representational strategies.
- improving inclusive education for marginalised learners with diverse educational needs, including disabled, neurodiverse and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
- teacher training on inclusive pedagogy for supporting students with SEN/Ds in the mainstream mathematics classroom.
Read Dr Carla Finesilver’s research portal profile