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Lisser Rye Ejersbo


Lisser Rye Ejersbo
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Lisser Rye Ejersbo is associate professor in mathematics education and neuroscience mathematics Lisser graduated as MEd. in mathematics from the Danish University of Education in 2001 and with her PhD dissertation in 2007. She has worked at the Danish University of Education since 1996 as pedagogical consultant. Before that, Lisser worked for a number of years at the Governmental Pedagogical Innovative Center (SPF), where she developed and compared math teaching at lower secondary school levels. The background for this position was ten years of experience as teacher/math teacher at different regular schools. Her present and past teaching and course offers, lectures, etc., evolve around mathematics, didactics, brain research, cognition and learning. Lisser is the author of various articles for pedagogical journals as well as textbooks on mathematics.


Lisser Rye Ejersbo teaches and supervises as part of the Master of Arts (Education) programmes at the Department of Learning and the Department of Curriculum Research at the Danish School of Education, University of Aarhus. She teaches and/or supervises in connection with the following programmes:

Master of Arts (Education) in Educational Psychology, Modules 2 and 4. Read more: http://www.dpu.dk/site.aspx?p=13101

Master of Arts (Education) in Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies - Mathematics.

She is the module coordinator for Module 4, Master of Arts (Education) in Educational Psychology: Methodology of Educational Psychology.

Lisser Rye Ejersbo is a supervisor for the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.

Lisser Rye Ejersbo is a speaker and lecturer primarily on learning and the learning of mathematics

Over the past 12 years, Lisser Rye Ejersbo has organised more than 15 international conferences under the auspices of the Danish University of Education (now the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University), Forum for Research in Mathematics Education and Nordic Research in Mathematics Education. 


Lisser Rye Ejersbo is an associate professor in neuromathematics. Her research interests revolve around how the development of mathematical thinking takes place from the perspective of neuroscience, evolution, academic mathematics and the teaching of mathematics. On a theoretical level, her research deals with how various theories within various sciences work together or run directly counter to each other.

On an analytical and practical level, Lisser Rye Ejersbo is engaged in finding connections between results of brain research and the learning of mathematics, and teaching about them. She works with field studies, such as observations of teaching, compared with the collection of test results from a wide range of pupils over time and of various types, such as MR scans, cognitive tests and academic tests in, for example, reading and mathematics. Lisser Rye Ejersbo is part of a cross-disciplinary research group consisting of neuropsychologists, neurobiologists, and researchers in educational theory and curriculum studies. Lisser Rye Ejersbo uses both qualitative and quantitative methods as analytical tools in her research.  

Brain Research, Learning and Teaching


The research project "Brain Research, Learning and Teaching" aims to link the three topics. Today, we know a great deal about how the brain functions, but we do not know how to use this knowledge to organise teaching and learning. 

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