Field of work

Associate Professor in Mathematics Education

Courses taught

Mathematics education

Research areas

Research interests include critical mathematics education and how complex and socially relevant issues can be linked to mathematics teaching to promote critical citizenship. Also researches programming in school and how students' ethical reflections are relevant for their lived democracy. Furthermore, argumentation and critical mathematics education in multilingual classrooms, related to topics such as mathematical modelling and ICT, are of research interest.

Research groups

Lived Democracy



  • Medborgerskap, demokrati og kritisk bevissthet - fra et matematikkdidaktisk perspektiv

  • “Forced to flee”—mathematical modelling and problem-posing in 7th grade

    Steffensen, Lisa, Kasari, Georgia (2023)
  • “The Candy Bag of Dreams” – 5th graders Democratic Practices

    Steffensen, Lisa, Lilland, Inger Elin, Zhou, Shengtian (2023)
  • Discourse structures when modelling a dream bag of candies

    Zhou, Shengtian, Steffensen, Lisa, Hansen, Ragnhild (2023)
  • Potentials for critical reflections on climate change figures

    Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis, Gøtze, Peter, Hansen, Ragnhild, Steffensen, Lisa (2022)
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