# Dr Immaculate Namukasa

#### Associate Professor

#### Chair, Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics

Degree: | B.Sc./ED. (BSC/ED, Makerere University), M.Sc.(Partially Completed, Makerere University), Ph.D. (University of Alberta) |

Email: | inamukas@uwo.ca |

Phone: | 519.661.2111
X 82271 |

Office: | FEB 1023 |

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### Profile

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Welcome to my home page.

I am an Associate Professor in mathematics education.

I am currently teaching the following courses: graduate and undergraduate courses

My work in progress includes: Dynamics of Attending in Mathematics Among Pre-service Teachers and Learners; Problem solving and its mathematical, experiential and pedagogical role; Theoretical discussions on use of virtual or concrete teaching materials; Curriculum reform in developing countries.

I joined the faculty at Western from the University of Alberta, where I was a Doctoral student in the department of Secondary Education.

Before that I taught secondary school mathematics and geography in Uganda. I also participated in curriculum design, national examinations writing and marking, and instructional materials reviewing, vetting and development.

My doctoral research focused on students’ mathematical attentiveness and learning. I adopted the stance that thinking mathematically is more than perceiving, interpreting and experiencing mathematically; it is seen as acting and being in ways that expand the landscape of what is mathematically possible.

My research in progress includes: how students make sense of mathematics; the phenomenology of knowing; and the role schooling plays in globalization; Problem solving and its mathematical, experiential and pedagogical role; Theoretical discussions on use of virtual or concrete teaching materials; Curriculum reform in developing countries. I adopt metaphors from complexity science to investigate these issues and to inform my teaching.

- BSC/ED, Makerere University
- MSC-Partially Completed, Makerere University
- Ph.D, University of Alberta

### Expertise Areas

### Recent Publications

Articles in refereed journals (* with a student)

Xiao, L., & **Namukasa, I. K.** (2015). Design-based Math Workshops. New Library World.

Kajander, A., Kotsopoulos, D., Martinovic, D., Whiteley, W., Craven, S., Hanna, G., Jarvis, D., Mgombelo, J., **Namukasa**, I. K., Pyper, J., Roulet, G. (2013). Mathematics pre-service teacher education in Ontario: Consultation Brief Regarding the Extended Pre-Service Program. *Fields Mathematics Education Journal, pp. 81-41*. http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/journalarchive/FMEJ/81-41.pdf

**Namukasa, I**. K., Dent, S., Minello, K., & Stabiano, A (2013). Paul Erdös: Problem posing and Constellations in Mathematics. *Mathematical Medley, 38*(1), 16-29.Available at http://sms.math.nus.edu.sg/Publication/Publication.aspx

**Namukasa, I. K.,** & Gadanidis, G. (2011). The I Teach Mathematics online project: Learning and teaching through problem solving studied in video interviews on innovative practices. *International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 1(4), 321-330.*

**Namukasa, I. K**. (2011). Teaching through mathematics problems: Redesigned for a focus on mathematics. *International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology (IJMTT)*, 1(1), 50-56.

*Lang, M., &** Namukasa, I. K., **(2011). Problem solving as a pedagogical practice: Useful conceptions of Mathematics Professional Learning. *Literacy Information and Computer Education**, 1*(4), 313–322.

**Namukasa, I. K.,** & Gadanidis, G. (2010). Mathematical tasks as experiential therapy for elementary pre-service teachers. *International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning*. Retrieved from http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/journal/default.htm.

Hibbert, C., Stooke, R., Pollock, K., **Namukasa, I. K.**, Farahnaz, F., & O’Sullivan, J. (2010). The ‘Ten-Year Road’: Joys and Challenges on the Road to Tenure. J*ournal of Educational Thought**, 44*(1) 69–83.

Jarvis, D., & **Namukasa, I. K.** (2009). Geometry, Geography, and Equity: Fostering Global-Critical Perspectives in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom. *Delta-K**, 46*(2), 18–26

Gadanidis, G., & **Namukasa, I. K. **(2009). A Critical Reflection on Mathematics-for-Teaching.*Acta Scientia,** 11(1), *21–30.

***Namukasa, I**. **K.**, Gadanidis, G., & Cordy, M. (2009). How to feel about and learn mathematics: Therapeutic intervention and attentiveness. *Mathematics Teacher Education and Development**, 9,* 46*–*63. Available at *http://www.merga.net.au/documents/MTED%20Vol%2010%201_12_Namukasa.pdf*

***Namukasa, I. K**., Stanley, D., & Tutchie, M. (2009). Virtual Manipulative Materials in Secondary Mathematics: A Theoretical Discussion. *Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching**, 28*(3), 277*–*307.

*Gadanidis, G., **Namukasa, I. K.,** & Moghaddam, A. (2008). Mathematics-for-teachers online: Facilitating conceptual shifts in elementary teachers' views of mathematics. *Bolema**, 29,* 131–155.

Gadanidis, G., & **Namukasa, I. K.** (2007). Mathematics-for-teachers (and students). *Journal of Teaching and Learning**, *5(1), 13-22. Available at http://hrgpapers.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/JTL/article/viewArticle/277*.*

***Namukasa, I. K**., & Buye, R. (2007). Decentralization and Education in Africa: The Case of Uganda. *Canadian and International Education*, *36*(1), 93–116.

**Namukasa, I. K.** (2004). Globalization and school mathematics. *Interchange**, 35*(2), 209–227. Available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/18221k340185w43k/.

*Namukasa I, K., Gadanidis, G., Sarina, V., Scuculga, R., & Aryee K. (in press). Selection of apps for teaching difficult math topics: concrete props, virtual applets and touch pad apps. In P. Moyer-Packenham (Eds.), *International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Virtual Manipulatives* (pp). Dordrecht: Springer.

Gadanidis, G., & **Namukasa, I. K.** (2011). New media and online mathematics learning for teachers. D. Martinovic, V., Freiman, and Z. Karadag (Eds.), *Visual Mathematics and Cyber learning*. Dordrecht:

***Namukasa, I. K.,** Kaahwa, J., Quinn, M., & Ddungu, R. (2011). Critical curriculum renewal in Africa: the character of school mathematics in Uganda. In A. Abdi (Ed.). *Decolonizing philosophies of education*. Rotterdam: Sense.

**Namukasa, I. K.,** Quinn, M., & Kaahwa, J. (in press). Historical influences on mathematics teaching and learning in Uganda. In A. Pitman (Ed.), *Historical influences on mathematics teaching and learning*. Rotterdam: Sense.

**Namukasa, I**. **K.**, & Ddungu, R. (in Press). The Character of School Mathematics in Uganda. In A. Pitman, *The Character of School Mathematics around the world*. Rotterdam: Sense.

Gadanidis, G. & **Namukasa, I. K.** (2009). Teacher tasks for mathematical insight and reorganization of what it means to learn mathematics. In B. Clarke, B. Grevholm, and R. Millman, (Eds.). *Effective Tasks in Primary Mathematics Teacher Education* (pp. 113–130). NY.: Springer. Available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/u42386wqr52215uj/

Gellert, U, Amato, S., Bairral, M., Zanette, L., Bloch, I., Gadanidis, G., **Namukasa, I. K.**, Krummheuer, G. Grevholm, B. Bergsten, C. Miller, D., Peter-Koop, A., Wollring, B., Proulx, J., Rosu, L., Arvold, B., Sayac N. (2009). Practising Mathematics Teacher Education: Expanding the Realm of Possibilities. In R. Even, & D. L. Ball (Eds.), *The Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics* (pp 35–55). Dordrecht: Springer. Available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/r53x2115175kt618/

Lerman, S., Amato, S., Bednarz, N., David, M., Durand-Guerrier, V., Gadanidis, G., Huckstep, P., Moreira, P., Morselli, F., Movshovitz-Hadar, N., **Namukasa, I. K.**, Proulx, J., Rowland, T., Thwaites, A., & Winsløw, C. (2009). Studying Student Teachers' Voices and Their Beliefs and Attitudes. In R. Even, & D. L. Ball (Eds.), The Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics pp. 73–82. Dordrecht: Springer. Available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/xv52536256241183/

### Teaching and Supervision

I am currently teaching the following courses:

- 641 Graduate Course, Testing and Assessing Student Learning
- 52 S Historical-Conceptual Development of Mathematics
- 678 Graduate Course, Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research
- 564 Graduate Course, Teaching and Learning Mathematics
- Mathematics 24: Mathematics in the Elementary School
- J/I Mathematics: Teaching and Learning Theory in Elementary Mathematics

Previously I taught the following courses at the University of Alberta

- EDEL 316: Communication Through Mathematics
- EDSE 337: Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Mathematics

### Other

### I TEACH MATH Project

Math-for-Teaching Problems solving videos:

- The Math of Chop sticks
- The Great Fraction Debate
- The Math of Swinging Pendulums
- The Math of Wage Labour
- The Art of a Straight Line

### These are the websites, conferences and documents I regularly visit:

Educational Weblinks | |
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Ministry of Education | link to the Ministry |

Ontario College of Teachers | provincial teachers' association |

Complexity and Education | forum for educators interested in complexity research |

Ontario Curriculum | curriculum documents |

NCTM Illuminations | Support resources for Reform curriculum |

Faculty of Education | Faculty website, University of Western, Ontario |

Conferences | |
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CMESG | May, Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group |

PME | July, International Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference |

Complexity & Education | October, Complexity Research Educators |

Supporting Documents | |
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MathematicsTeaching Resources | a list of resources for inservice teachers |

My CV | a PDF copy of my resume |

JI Math Course Outline | a course outline for my JI class |