Background and activities

Liping Ding is associate professor within the Department of Teacher Education, NTNU.

Liping Ding specialises in Mathematics Education, in particular the teacher preparation and knowledge for school geometry, teaching mathematics with variation, international comparative study of mathematics classrooms, and video analysis of classroom teaching and learning. More recently, she has developed research interest and expertise in teachers’ professional development through school-based lesson design study and students/teachers’ affect in mathematics. Liping's publication includes book chapters, journal articles, and research reports.

Liping began her career with a teacher qualification in primary education in Shanghai, China and took her first teaching post in a middle school in Shanghai in 1993. She completed her undergraduate degree in mathematics from East China Normal University, China in 2000. She went to England to pursue her Master study and completed PhD in mathematics education in University of Southampton, UK in 2008. She then developed her expertise in comparative research of mathematics classroom through her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Massey University, New Zealand from 2008 to 2010.

Liping has been an invited participant in the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction (ICMI) Study 19 on proof and proving in mathematics education and the ICMI Study 21 on task design in mathematics education. She is also a reviewer for a number of scientific journals in mathematics education. She led a mathematics lesson design study through the school-based teacher professional development program in Shanghai Soong Ching Ling School, China (2013-2015).

For Liping, a particular attraction of Trondheim is being able to go for skiing in the winter and go for kayaking and hiking in the summer. She finds the city a lovely place to live and work, with fjord, forest, historic towns, and country farms all within easy reach. 

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith. (2020) A Comparative Analysis of Different Models of Mathematics Teacher Collaboration and Learning. The Twenty-Fifth ICMI Study: Teachers of Mathematics Working and Learning in Collaborative Groups.
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Ding, Liping. (2020) Roles of Facilitators and Teachers in Models of Teacher Professional Learning. The Twenty-Fifth ICMI Study: Teachers of Mathematics Working and Learning in Collaborative Groups.
  • Kassa, Berie Getie; Ding, Liping. (2019) The use of variation theory in a problem-based task design study. Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education.
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith. (2018) CONCEPTUALIZING AN EXPERT TEACHER’S EXPERTISE IN A LESSON DESIGN STUDY IN SHANGHAI. Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 2).
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith; Sikko, Svein Arne. (2017) An expert teacher's use of teaching with variation to support a junior mathematics teacher's professional learning. Teaching and learning mathematics through variation : Confucian heritage meets western theories.
  • Cao, Y; He, C; Ding, Liping. (2015) The characters of classroom interaction in Shanghai mathematics lessons: An exploratory video study. The First Sourcebook on Asian Research in Mathematics Education - 2 Volumes : China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and India China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and India.
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith; Mei, Lina; Sikko, Svein Arne. (2015) "Not to lose the chain in learning mathematics": Expert teaching with variation in Shanghai. Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Volume 2.
  • Ding, Liping; Pepin, Birgit; Jones, Keith. (2015) Students’ attitudes towards mathematics across lower secondary schools in Shanghai. From beliefs to dynamic affect systems in mathematics education : Exploring a mosaic of relationships and interactions.
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. (2014) An expert teacher’s local instruction theory underlying a lesson design study through school-based professional development. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME 38 and PME-NA 36 (vol. 2).
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. (2014) How a primary mathematics teacher in Shanghai improved her lessons on ‘angle measurement’. Proceedings of the 8th British Congress of Mathematics Education.
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith; Zhang, Dianzhou. (2014) Teaching Geometrical Theorems in Grade 8 using the "Shen Tou" Method: A case study in Shanghai. How Chinese teach mathematics: Perspectives from insiders.
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith; Pepin, Birgit. (2013) Task design in a school-based professional development programme. Task design in mathematics education. Proceedings of ICMI Study 22.
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith. (2009) Instructional strategies in explicating the discovery function of proof for lower secondary school students. Proceedings of the ICMI Study 19 conference: Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education.