Alan H. Schoenfeld
Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education
(510) 642-0968

Research Expertise and Interest

thinking, teaching, learning, productive learning environments, mathematics education, modeling the process of teaching, understanding how and why teachers do what they do


Alan H. Schoenfeld is past president of the American Educational Research Association, Vice President of the National Academy of Education, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Alan Schoenfeld holds the Elizabeth and Edward Conner Chair in Education. His research deals with thinking, teaching, and learning, with an emphasis on mathematics. His book Mathematical Problem Solving characterizes what it means to "think mathematically" and describes a research-based undergraduate course in mathematical problem solving. He led the Balanced Assessment project, which developed alternative assessments for K—12 mathematics curricula. Another interest is modeling the process of teaching, with the goal of understanding how and why teachers do what they do, as they teach.

In Research News

February 15, 2012

Alan Schoenfeld, a professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, has received the 2011 Felix Klein Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction.

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