Britta Eyrich Jessen

Britta Eyrich Jessen

Assistant Professor

Member of:

  • Didactics of Mathematics

Projects I have been involved with: 

2020-2023: Project member in TIME (Erasmus+ funded developmental project).

2019-2023:  PI in the research project SIGMA (funded by the Lundbeck Foundation).

2017-2019 : Project member in MERIA (Erasmus+ funded developmental project). 

2017: Project coordinator, ABaCus (collaboration with Tibalo Aps, funded by Ministry of Education, foundation for developent of digital learning ressources, resources for lower secondary mathematics).

2015-2017: Project coordinator in The MathBridge project (Funded by the A.P Møller foundation).

2015 Project coordinator of the status and evaluation report on upper secondary mathematics education in Denmark. The report was funded by the Ministry of Education.

2014: Assisting researcher in a project funded by the Ministry of education on transition issues.

Other Engagments

2020- : Expert on upper secondary mathematics, National center for the development of mathematics education, NCUM. 

2019- :Editor of Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education, NOMAD. 

Primary fields of research

In my research I work with:

  • The Anthropological Theory of the Didactics
  • Inquiry Based Mathematics Education as Study and Research Paths
  • Constriants and Conditions for teaching mathematics (ecological analyses)
  • Theory of Didactic Situations
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Professional Development and Lesson Study
  • Upper secondary mathematics education


University teaching:

2023: PhD course on 'An introduction to the Anthropological Theory of the Didactics' - lectures and paper supervision.

2022 - : The mathematical modelling sciences - master course in STEM educaiton, lectures, exercises, course responsible

2022: PhD course on 'Writing to get published in STEM-education research' - lectures, exercises, paper supervision.

2021: PhD course on Research on STEM teacher knowledge - hold lecture

2019: PhD course on Content Analysis in Mathematics and Science Education - Course responsible and held lecture

2019- : Introduction to University Pedagogy (IUP) - Exercises and lectures

2015- : Advanced course on Didactics of mathematics  (DidMatV)- co-taught, held lectures, exercise classes and supervised exam projects 

2012- : Introduction to Science Education (DidG) - teaching the mathematicians, held lectures, course responsible (2016 & 2022)

PhD projects (co-supervise), Master theses (supervise, co-supervised),  bachelor projekts (supervise)

Other teaching

Course responsible for "Matematics in change - get stated with the reform" (MiF). In- service course offered in collaboration with the association of upper secondary mathematics teachers (2017-2019).

Head of (2023 - ) (member 2019-2022) the mathematics group in Practicum for Upper Secondary Teachers (Gymnasiepædagogikum) and teaches didactics of mathematics to first year in-service teachers in mathematics (2019 - ).

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Teachers learning to design and implement mathematical modelling activities through collaboration

    Jessen, Britta Eyrich, 2020, Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education.. Jankvist, U. T., Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, M. & Veldhuis, M. (eds.). Freudenthal Group & Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University, Netherlands, p. 1182-1189

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Questioning the world by questioning the exam

    Jessen, Britta Eyrich, 2019, In: Educaçao Matemática Pesquissa . 21, 4, p. 127-141 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    The ecology of study and research paths in upper secondary school: The case of Denmark and Japan

    Jessen, Britta Eyrich, Otaki, K., Miyakawa, T., Hamanaka, H., Mizoguchi, T., Shinno, Y. & Winsløw, Carl, 2019, Working with the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic in Mathematics Education: A comprehensive casebook. Bosch, M., Chevallard, Y., Garcia, F. J. & Monaghan, J. (eds.). Routledge, p. 118-138 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Undersøgelsesbaseret matematikundervisning: En introduktion til inspiration

    Jessen, Britta Eyrich, Axelsen, J. & Winsløw, Carl, 2019, Matematiklærerforeningen. 118 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookEducation

  5. Published


    Jessen, Britta Eyrich, 2017, In: Recherches en Didactique des Mathematiques. 37, (2/3), p. 217-245 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Study and Research Paths at Upper Secondary Mathematics Education: a Praxeological and Explorative study

    Jessen, Britta Eyrich, 2017, Department of Science Education, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. 214 p. (IND's Skriftserie).

    Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesisResearch

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