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Kenneth Ruthven

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Kenneth Ruthven became guest professor at Agder in autumn 2017. He is former Editor-in-Chief (and a current Advisory Editor) of the international research journal, Educational Studies in Mathematics, and former Chair of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (remaining an Advisory Editor of its journal, Research in Mathematics Education). He serves as Chair of Trustees of the UK curriculum development charity, the School Mathematics Project, and has had a longstanding association with the US curriculum development project, Core-Plus Mathematics, as a member of its Advisory Board. He is also a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences, an emeritus professor of education at the University of Cambridge and a guest professor in mathematics education at Karlstad University.

•Educational background

  • BA [Hons] (Oxford) Mathematics
  • PGCertEd (Moray House) Secondary Mathematics Teaching
  • DipEd (Edinburgh) Education and Psychology
  • MA (Oxford); MA (Cambridge)
  • PhD (Stirling) Education

•Teaching qualification

  • PGCertEd (Moray House) Secondary Mathematics Teaching

• Professional experience

University of Cambridge

Emeritus Professor of Education (2017-); Professor of Education (2005/17); Reader in Education (1998/2005); Lecturer in Education (1983/1998)

Hughes Hall, Cambridge

Life Fellow (2017-); Professorial Fellow (2005/17); Fellow (1983-2005); Tutor & Senior Treasurer (1984/1992)

Karlstad University, Sweden

Guest Professor in Mathematics Education (2013/-)

University of Agder, Norway

Visiting Professor of Mathematics Education (2017-)

Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge

Teacher of Mathematics and Computing, Form Tutor, and Head of Computing (1980/1983)

Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College

Teacher of Mathematics and Computing, and Form Tutor (1978/1980)

University of Stirling, Department of Education

Research Student [Social Science Research Council studentship] (1975/1978)

Broughton High School, Edinburgh

Teacher of Mathematics and Computing, and Form Tutor (1974/1975)

Faglige interesser

Ken coordinates the doctoral course MA607 Research Methodology in Mathematics Education, and supervises doctoral fellows in mathematics education.


Ken is a member of the Mathematics Education research group. His research examines curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, especially in mathematics, and particularly in the light of technological change.

•Participation in national and international networks/research groups

Too numerous to list here: selection indicated in opening narrative

Sist endret: 6.10.2023 02:10