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Schoenfeld Awarded 2011 Felix Klein Medal

Alan Schoenfeld (UC Berkeley) has received the 2011 Felix Klein Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction. He is the second American scholar to receive this honor.

“Schoenfeld developed a keen interest in mathematics education early in his career, and emerged as a leader in research on mathematical problem solving,” according to the commission citation. “He shows a lifelong pursuit of deeper understanding of the nature and development of mathematical learning and teaching. His work has helped to shape research and theory development in these areas, making a seminal impact on subsequent research.”

Schoenfeld is the Elizabeth and Edward Connor Professor of Education and an affiliated professor of mathematics and the author of Mathematical Problem Solving.

Felix Klein was the first president of the International Commission in Mathematical Instruction serving from 1908 to 1920. The Klein Medal for Lifetime Achievement is considered the highest international distinction in math education.

Source: UC Berkeley News Center

Start Date: 
Friday, March 23, 2012