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Jo Boaler


Mathematics teaching and learning - in particular, how different teaching approaches impact students' learning, how to teach mathematics for a “growth mindset”, and how equity is promoted in mathematics classrooms. STEM and mathematics - why women and girls choose out of science and mathematics. The role of groupwork and mathematical discussions in the development of understanding. The ways teachers may be supported in moving towards equitable and effective teaching environments. The effectiveness of mathematics taught through technology.

Other Titles

Professor, Graduate School of Education
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Program Affiliations

CTE: Mathematics Education
CTE: Teacher Education

Research Interests

Brain and Learning Sciences | Collaborative Learning | Diversity and Identity | Educational Policy | Equity in education | Gender Issues | Math Education | Motivation | Parents and family issues | Professional Development | School Reform | Teachers and Teaching | Technology and Education

See a full list of GSE Faculty research interests >

Recent Publications

Boaler, J. (2019). Limitless Mind Learn, Lead and Live Without Barriers. Harper Collins Publishers.

Anderson, R. K., Boaler, J., & Dieckmann, J. (2018). Achieving Elusive Teacher Change through Challenging Myths about Learning: A Blended Approach. Education Sciences, 8(3).

Boaler, J., & Selling, S. K. (2017). Psychological Imprisonment or Intellectual Freedom? A Longitudinal Study of Contrasting School Mathematics Approaches and Their Impact on Adults' Lives. JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, 48(1), 78–105.

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