Dr Jana Visnovska

Lecturer

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
j.visnovska@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56465

Overview

I am a lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Queensland. My research area is mathematics and statistics education, and teacher professional development. I study how to effectively support mathematics teachers' professional development so that students have opportunities to learn meaningful mathematics. To this end, I am interested in both classroom instructional practices in which teachers build on student reasoning to provide all students access to significant mathematical ideas, and in the design of environments that support teachers' development of such practices.

I completed a Magister degree in mathematics at Comenius University in Slovakia and a PhD in mathematics education at Vanderbilt University in the USA. I have taught middle-years mathematics for 3 years and lectured in mathematics and mathematics education at Comenius, Vanderbilt, and University of California, Santa Cruz.

Research Interests

  • Mathematics Education
  • Design Research
  • Teacher Professional Development

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Makar, Katie, Dole, Shelley, Visnovska, Jana, Goos, Merrilyn, Bennison, Anne and Fry, Kym (2020). Looking back and taking stock: reflections on the MERGA Research Review 2012–2015. Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2016–2019. (pp. 7-26) Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-4269-5_2

  • Rezat, Sebastian, Le Hénaff, Carole, Visnovska, Jana, Kim, Ok-Kyeong, Leroyer, Laurence, Sabra, Hussein, El Hage, Suzane and Wang, Chongyang (2019). Documentation work, design capacity, and teachers’ expertise in designing instruction. The 'resource' approach to mathematics education. (pp. 323-388) edited by Luc Trouche , Ghislaine Gueudet and Birgit Pepin. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-20393-1_11

  • Rezat, Sebastian, Visnovska, Jana, Trouche, Luc, Qi, Chunxia and Fan, Lianghuo (2018). Present research on mathematics textbooks and teachers’ resources in ICME-13: conclusion and perspectives. Research on mathematics textbooks and teachers’ resources: advances and issues. (pp. 343-358) edited by Lianghuo Fan, Luc Trouche, Chunxia Qi, Sebastian Rezat and Jana Visnovska. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-73253-4_16

  • Visnovska, Jana and Cortina, Jose Luis (2018). Resourcing teachers in transition to plan for interactions with students’ ideas. Research on mathematics textbooks and teachers’ resources: advances and issues. (pp. 277-295) edited by Lianghuo Fan, Luc Trouche, Chunxia Qi, Sebastian Rezat and Jana Visnovska. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-73253-4_13

  • Fan, Lianghuo, Trouche, Luc, Qi, Chunxia, Rezat, Sebastian and Visnovska, Jana (2017). Topic Study Group No. 38: research on resources (textbooks, learning materials etc.). Proceedings of the 13th international congress on mathematical education: ICME-13. (pp. 561-564) edited by Gabriele Kaiser. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-62597-3_65

  • Makar, Katie, Dole, Shelley, Visnovska, Jana, Goos, Merrilyn, Bennison, Anne and Fry, Kym (2016). Introduction: Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012–2015. Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015. (pp. 1-12) edited by Katie Makar, Shelley Dole, Jana Visnovska, Merrilyn Goos, Anne Bennison and Kym Fry. City of Singapore, Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-1419-2_1

  • Lamb, Janeen and Visnovska, Jana (2015). Developing statistical numeracy: the model must make sense. Mathematical modelling in education research and practice: cultural, social and cognitive influences. (pp. 363-373) edited by Gloria Ann Stillman, Werner Blum and Maria Salett Biembengut. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-18272-8_30

  • Lamb, Janeen and Visnovska, Jana (2013). On comparing mathematical models and pedagogical learning. Teaching mathematical modelling: connecting to research and practice. (pp. 457-466) edited by Gloria Ann Stillman, Gabriele Kaiser, Werner Blum and Jill P. Brown. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6540-5_39

  • Visnovska, Jana, Cobb, Paul and Dean, Chrystal (2012). Mathematics teachers as instructional designers: What does it take?. From text to 'lived' resources: Mathematics curriculum materials and teacher development. (pp. 323-341) edited by Ghislaine Gueudet, Birgit Pepin and Luc Trouche. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-1966-8_17

  • Cobb, Paul, Dean, Chrystal, Lamberg, Teruni, Visnovska, Jana and Zhao, Qing (2011). The institutional setting of mathematics teaching and learning: Introduction. A journey in mathematics education research: insights from the work of Paul Cobb. (pp. 199-206) edited by Erna Yackel, Koeno Gravemeije and Anna Sfard. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-9729-3_12

  • McClain, Kay, Zhao, Quing, Visnovska, Jana and Bowen, E (2009). Understanding the role of the institutional context in the relationship between teachers and text. Mathematics teachers at work : Connecting curriculum materials and classroom instruction. (pp. 56-69) edited by Janine T. Remillard, Beth A. Herbel-Eisenmann and Gwendolyn M. Lloyd. New York, USA: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203884645

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor