Dr. Sean Chorney

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

Research Interests

My research aspires to a mathematics education that is more humanistic, which values the personal experiences of students and teachers as the foundation for meaningful and inclusive learning. My research includes mathematising, whereby I explore how mathematical thinking emerges from students’ personal values as they engage with social issues, such as climate change or political districting. I am also interested in how digital technology can enhance mathematical learning and how such tools can be integrated into elementary and secondary classrooms. Currently, I am investigating i) How the TouchTimes digital application supports empirically-based multiplicative thinking and ii) How teachers integrate Desmos, an online graphing calculator, into their classroom practice to support mathematical learning.