Background and activities

Subject field

Mathematics education

Teaching and guidance

Teaching the following courses 2017-2018:

  • Expert teacher in mathematics: Teaching and learning of mathematics (SKOLE6931)

Supervising the following master students:

  • Torunn Drabløs Grebstad
  • Trude Stokkan Haugen
  • Thomas Viken

PhD student supervision:

  • Eivind Kaspersen (co-supervisor)

Supervising students in praxis schools:

  • Hallset (Jan Robert Larsen)
  • Høyeggen (Hans-Kristian Eimhjellen)
  • Tanem (Fredrik Gustavsen)
  • Tonstad (Iver Andreas Klingenberg)

Academic projects and research

Transitions in Mathematics

  • Pepin, Birgit; Lysø, Knut Ole; Sikko, Svein Arne. Student educational experiences at transition from upper secondary to higher education mathematics. I: FoU i Praksis 2011. Rapport fra konferanse om praksisrettet FoU i lærerutdanning. Trondheim, 26. og 27. april 2011. Tapir Akademisk Forlag
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Pepin, Birgit; Lysø, Knut Ole. Overgangen fra videregående skole til høyere utdanning i matematikk. FoU i praksis 2012
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Pepin, Birgit. Overgangen til høgere utdanning i matematikk. UNDERVISNINGSKUNNSKAP I MATEMATIKK. Etterutdanningskonferanse for lærerutdannere i matematikk; 2012
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Pepin, Birgit. Students' perceptions of how they learn best in higher education mathematics courses. I: Proceedings of the Eighth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. European Society for Research in Mathematics Education 2013 ISBN 978-975-429-315-9. s. 2446-2455
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Pepin, Birgit. Mathematical Learning At Tertiary Level: Students’ Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of Experienced Learning And Teaching Strategies. The European Conference on Educational Research 2013
  • Pampaka, Maria; Williams, Julian; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. Teaching and Learning Practices in Mathematics: Students’ Perception of Teaching Practices at Different Contexts and Educational Levels. The European Conference on Educational Research 2013
  • Kaspersen, Eivind Skoland; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. The transition from higher education to the world of work: Measuring student teachers’ beliefs and practices for purposeful sample selection. I: Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. European Society for Research in Mathematics Education 2015 ISBN 978-80-7290-844-8. s. 2152-2158
  • Pampaka, Maria; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. Supporting or alienating students during their transition to Higher Education: Mathematically relevant trajectories in the contexts of England and Norway. International Journal of Educational Research 2016 ;Volum 79. s. 240-257
  • Kaspersen, Eivind; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. Measuring student teachers’ practices and beliefs about teaching mathematics using the Rasch model. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 2017,  40:4, 421-442
  • Kaspersen, Eivind; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. Measuring STEM students’ mathematical identities. Educational Studies in Mathematics, June 2017, Volume 95, Issue 2, pp 163–179
  • Kaspersen, Eivind; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. The association between engineering students’ self-reported mathematical identities and average grades in mathematics courses. I: Proceedings of the Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10). European Society for Research in Mathematics Education 2017 ISBN 978-1-873769-73-7. s. 2137-2144

PRIMAS, Promoting Inquiry in Mathematics and Science Education Across Europe (se http://www.primas-project.eu/en/index.do)

  • Pepin, Birgit; Lyngved, Ragnhild; Sikko, Svein Arne. Working with mathematics and science teachers on Inquiry Based Learning mathematics and science activities: the EU PRIMAS project. FoU i praksis 2011
  • Dahl, Heidi; Lyngved, Ragnhild; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne; Munkebye, Eli. Developing an IBL community: Professional development of mathematics and science teachers in Norway. Towards Europe 2020: Inquiring minds ‐ innovative pedagogies in mathematics and science education; 2011
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Pepin, Birgit. We like it, but we do not know how to do it! - Norwegian teachers' beliefs concerning IBL. The European Conference on Educational Research 2012
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Lyngved, Ragnhild; Pepin, Birgit. Working with mathematics and science teachers on inquirybased learning (IBL) approaches : teacher beliefs. Acta Didactica Norge - tidsskrift for fagdidaktisk forsknings- og utviklingsarbeid i Norge 2012 ;Volum 6.(1), 18 sider
  • Lyngved, Ragnhild; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. Working with teachers on inquiry based learning (IBL) and mathematics and science tasks. I: FoU i Praksis 2011. Rapport fra konferanse om praksisrettet FoU i lærerutdanning. Trondheim, 26. og 27. april 2011. Tapir Akademisk Forlag 2012 ISBN 978-82-519-2918-9. s. 275-285

mascil, Mathematics and Science for Life (se http://www.mascil-project.eu/)

  • Sikko, Svein Arne. IBL-orienterte matematikkaktiviteter med tilknytning til arbeidslivet. Profesjonsutvikling i EU-prosjektet mascil.. MNT-konferansen 2015
  • Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved; Sikko, Svein Arne; Dahl, Heidi; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya. Combining Inquiry Based Learning and World of Work: Preliminary Study of Teachers’ Professional Development. Den 14. nordiske lærerutdanningskonferansen; 2016
  • Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Sikko, Svein Arne; Dahl, Heidi. Impact of Multiplier Concept on Teachers’ Professional Knowledge. Educating the educators II - international approaches to scaling-up professional development in maths and science education; 2016
  • Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Sikko, Svein Arne. Brine. I: Mathematics and Science in Life: Inquiry Learning and the World of Work. Freiburg: Mascil 2016
  • Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Sikko, Svein Arne; Dahl, Heidi; Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved. Enhancing Teachers’ Professional Knowledge in Connecting the World of Work to Inquiry Based Science Teaching: Case of Norway. I: Conference proceedings. New perspectives in science education. Padova: Libreria Universitaria 2016 ISBN 978-88-6292-705-5. s. 693-697
  • Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Sikko, Svein Arne; Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved; Dahl, Heidi. Deliverable 9.1: Collection of "problems of the month". : mascil project 2016 50 s. 
  • Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved; Sikko, Svein Arne; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Dahl, Heidi. Deliverable 9.2: Promotion of European Networks. : mascil project 2016 30 s.

FaSMEd— Improving progress for lower achievers through Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education (se http://research.ncl.ac.uk/fasmed/aboutourproject/)

  • Deliverable 1.2: FaSMEd ordliste
  • Deliverable 4.3:
  • Deliverable 5.1: Methodology
  • Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne; Cyvin, Jardar Karel; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Gjøvik, Øistein; Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved. Deliverable 5.2: Cross comparative analysis of case studies. : FaSMEd project 2016 20 s
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Cyvin, Jardar Karel; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Gjøvik, Øistein; Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved; Pepin, Birgit. Deliverable 5.3: Cross comparative analysis of country studies. : FaSMEd project 2016 44 s
  • FaSMEd toolkit:
  • Cyvin, Jardar; Gjøvik, Øistein; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Sikko, Svein Arne; Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved. Innovative ICT-based teaching materials in mathematics and science. EDUCATING THE EDUCATORS 2nd conference on international approaches to scaling-up professional development in maths and science education; 2016-11-07
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Gjøvik, Øistein; Cyvin, Jardar; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved. ‘Walking a graph’ – primary school students’ experimental session on functions and graphs. I: Proceedings of the Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10). European Society for Research in Mathematics Education 2017 ISBN 978-1-873769-73-7. s. 2462-2469
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Pepin, Birgit. A Comparative Study on Formative Assessment and Technology in Mathematics and Science Classrooms Across Europe. ECER 2017, Copenhagen

Teacher Professional Development in Shanghai and Norway

  • Ding, Liping; Sikko, Svein Arne. Enhancing a teacher's fundamental interaction with the textbook through a school-based mathematics teacher research group activity in Shanghai. International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development (ICMT2014); 2014
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. How a primary mathematics teacher in Shanghai improved her lessons on ‘angle measurement’. I: Proceedings of the 8th British Congress of Mathematics Education. : The British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics 2014 s. 105-112
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. An expert teacher’s local instruction theory underlying a lesson design study through school-based professional development. I: Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME 38 and PME-NA 36 (vol. 2). Vancouver, Canada: the The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2014 ISBN 978-0-86491-362-3. s. 401-408
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith; Mei, Lina; Sikko, Svein Arne. 
    "Not to lose the chain in learning mathematics": Expert teaching with variation in Shanghai. I: Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Volume 2. Hobart, Australia: The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2015 ISBN 978-1-86295-829-6. s. 209-216
  • Ding, Liping; Jones, Keith; Sikko, Svein Arne. An expert teacher's use of teaching with variation to support a junior mathematics teacher's professional learning. I: Teaching and learning mathematics through variation : Confucian heritage meets western theories. Sense Publishers 2017 ISBN 9789463007801. s. 241-266

Literacy og faglighet i skole og arbeidsliv innen realfag

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Boards and committees

Representative in the Norwegian Mathematical Council

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kaspersen, Eivind Skoland; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. (2015) The transition from higher education to the world of work: Measuring student teachers’ beliefs and practices for purposeful sample selection. Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education.
  • 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.
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Pepin, Birgit. (2013) Students' perceptions of how they learn best in higher education mathematics courses. Proceedings of the Eighth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education.
  • Lyngved, Ragnhild; Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne. (2012) Working with teachers on inquiry based learning (IBL) and mathematics and science tasks. FoU i Praksis 2011. Rapport fra konferanse om praksisrettet FoU i lærerutdanning. Trondheim, 26. og 27. april 2011.
  • Pepin, Birgit; Lysø, Knut Ole; Sikko, Svein Arne. (2012) Student educational experiences at transition from upper secondary to higher education mathematics. FoU i Praksis 2011. Rapport fra konferanse om praksisrettet FoU i lærerutdanning. Trondheim, 26. og 27. april 2011.
  • Botten, Geir; Sikko, Svein Arne. (2009) Historiske trender i regneopplæringen i Norge. Å regne i alle fag.

Report/dissertation

  • Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Sikko, Svein Arne; Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved; Dahl, Heidi. (2016) Deliverable 9.1: Collection of "problems of the month". 2016.
  • Pepin, Birgit; Sikko, Svein Arne; Cyvin, Jardar Karel; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Gjøvik, Øistein; Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved. (2016) Deliverable 5.2: Cross comparative analysis of case studies. 2016.
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Cyvin, Jardar Karel; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Gjøvik, Øistein; Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved; Pepin, Birgit. (2016) Deliverable 5.3: Cross comparative analysis of country studies. 2016.
  • Staberg, Ragnhild Lyngved; Sikko, Svein Arne; Febri, Maria Immaculata Maya; Dahl, Heidi. (2016) Deliverable 9.2: Promotion of European Networks. 2016.
  • Lysø, Knut Ole; Petersen, Vigdis; Sikko, Svein Arne. (2012) Matematikk i forbrukerlære - en rapport om et forprosjekt som vurderer mulighetene for kompetanseoppbygging med vekt på matematikk innen forbrukerlære i grunnskole, videregående opplæring og høyere utdanning. 2012. ISBN 978-82-7877-215-7.
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Smalø, Sverre Olaf. (1990) A family of algebras with two simple modules and arbitrary global dimension. 1990. Mathematics (9).

Others

  • Sikko, Svein Arne. (2015) IBL-orienterte matematikkaktiviteter med tilknytning til arbeidslivet. Profesjonsutvikling i EU-prosjektet mascil. MNT-konferansen 2015 . Nasjonalt senter for realfagsrekruttering, UHR, NFmR, NRT; Bergen. 2015-03-18 - 2015-03-19.
  • Ding, Liping; Sikko, Svein Arne. (2014) Enhancing a teacher's fundamental interaction with the textbook through a school-based mathematics teacher research group activity in Shanghai. International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development (ICMT2014) . University of Southampton; Southampton. 2014-07-29 - 2014-07-31.
  • Sikko, Svein Arne; Pepin, Birgit. (2012) We like it, but we do not know how to do it! - Norwegian teachers' beliefs concerning IBL. The European Conference on Educational Research 2012 . European Educational Research Association; Cadiz. 2012-09-18 - 2012-09-21.