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Shaista Kanwal

Associate Professor

J3047 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

2020: PhD in Mathematics Education, University of Agder. Thesis title: Dynamics of undergraduate engineering students' learning activities in an online and a blended environment

2015: M.Phil in Mathematics. Thesis title: Analytical solutions for the flow of viscoelastic fluids with convective heating

2013: B. Ed (One-year course in teacher education)

2007: M.Sc in Mathematics

2005: B.Sc (Majors: Mathematics and Physics)

Work experience: 

2007–2012: Mathematics teacher for GCE O-Level and lower secondary classes

2012–2013: Lecturer in mathematics at bachelor level


MA 420: theories in mathematics education (master in mathematics education, GLU 1–7, GLU 5–10), 2019

MA 220: Number theory, algebra, geometry, and statistics (GLU 1–7), 2020

MA 424: mathematical modeling part of the course, along with other colleagues (master in mathematics education, GLU 1–7, GLU 5–10, lecturer education 8–13), 2019–2020

MA 607: quantitative methods in mathematics education research (PhD in mathematics education), Spring 2021

MA 168: mathematics for biologists (Bachelor in biology), Spring 2021

Research interests

  • University mathematics education
  • Technology use in higher mathematics education
  • Applied mathematics

Scientific publications

  • Kanwal, Shaista (2018). Engineering students’ engagement with resources in an online learning environment. In V. Durand-Guerrier, R. Hochmuth, S. Goodchild and N. M. Hogstad (Eds.), Proceedings of Second conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics (INDRUM) (pp.145 – 154).
  • Kanwal, Shaista (2018). Mathematical Competencies and E-Learning: A Case Study of Engineering Students’ Use of Digital Resources.
  • Kanwal, Shaista (2017). The impact of tutorial videos on undergraduate students’ mathematical learning.
  • Kanwal, Shaista (2017). Learning Mathematics in a digital environment.

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