SARChI Mathematics Education Chair

Prof Marc Schäfer - BSc, HDipEd (WITS), BEd, MEd (Rhodes), PhD (Curtin)

Chair and project leader

Professor Schäfer is responsible for Mathematics Education in the Department. He is the recepient of the SARChI Chair in Mathematics Education. 

Marc completed his PhD in Mathematics Education at Curtin University in Australia.  He is a past Head of the Education Department at Rhodes University and a past President of SAARMSTE.  He loves supervising post-graduate students and is passionate about research - particularly research that has a direct bearing on improving classroom practice.  He currently holds a SARChI Chair in Mathematis Education that has a specific research agenda which focusses on visualisation processes in the teaching and learning of Mathematics.  This project spans South Africa and Namibia, and involves numerous PhD scholars and MEd students.  He has published widely with his students and currently collaborates with scholars in the arena of visualisation in Switzerland, Germany and Indonesia. He has presented plenary talks at numerous conferences nationally and internationally.  He is passionate about the soul of Mathematics, making it visible to everyone and transforming mathematics classrooms into environments that are dynamic, creative and spark curiosity and passion.

Marc Schafer as photographed by Paul Greenway for the Rhodos 2011


Photo kindly supplied by Paul Greenway

Last Modified: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:03:52 SAST