Paul Drijvers (1958) is a professor of Mathematics Education. This research group launched in mid-2017, with the motto "Mathematical thinking in an instrumented society". He is also a professor of Mathematics Education at Utrecht University.
After completing his studies in mathematics, Paul worked as a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem and Nijmegen, at the Algemeen Pedagogisch Studiecentrum, at Cito, and at the Freudenthal Institute of Utrecht University. It was at the Freudenthal Institute that he obtained his doctorate in 2003. He was appointed professor of Mathematics Education in 2014.
Paul's research topics are the use of IT in mathematics education and mathematical thinking. The latter is one of the guiding principles behind the development of the new curricula for arithmetic and mathematics. Paul attaches great importance to the interaction between theory and practice, as between the classroom and the library of science.
Fields of expertise
- Arithmetic-mathematics education
- IT in education
- Digital assessment