University of Calgary

Miwa Aoki Takeuchi

  • Associate Professor

Currently Teaching

Profile

Dr. Miwa Aoki Takeuchi completed her PhD in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Previously, she worked as a research fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Dr. Takeuchi is part of the Educational Studies in Learning Sciences, Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. At the graduate education level, she teaches specialization courses in the Learning Sciences and Mathematics Education and research methodology courses (including Ethnographic Research Approach). At the undergraduate education level, she teaches STEM education, Early Childhood Education Specialization, and Diversity in Learning. 

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Miwa Aoki Takeuchi's research projects are centered around equity and social justice in mathematics education. Working collaboratively with teachers, community activists, and families, Dr. Takeuchi aims to co-design the learning environments that can leverage learners' embodied experiences into mathematics learning. To challenge the deficit perspectives imposed on historically marginalized learners, Dr. Takeuchi employs various research tools to carefully listen to learners' silenced voices and subjugated knowledge. Through her research activities, Dr. Takeuchi hopes to shine light on traditionally unseen and hidden knowledge of mathematics shared by immigrant and refugee learners and their families.

 

Ongoing Project:

Envisioning inclusive mathematics education with digital illustrated stories (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2020-current, PI)

This project will demonstrate how digital illustrated stories can unveil traditionally unseen mathematics knowledge and history and how these stories can serve as a catalyst to envision open and inclusive spaces and practices in mathematics education.

Education

PhD
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

MA
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

BSc (Ed)
Hokkaido University, Japan

Selected Publications

For the list of all of my recent publications: https://miwatakeuchi.com/

Takeuchi, M.A., Sengupta, P., Shanahan, M-C., Adams, J.D., & Hachem, M. (2020). Transdisciplinarity in STEM education: A critical review. Studies in Science Education. doi: 10.1080/03057267.2020.1755802  Full text available here

Takeuchi, M.A. & Dadkhahfard, S. (2019). Rethinking bodies of learners through STEM education. In P. Sengupta., M-C. Shanahan., & B. Kim (Eds.). Critical, transdisciplinary and embodied approaches in STEM education (pp.199-216). New York, NY: Springer. Full text available here

Takeuchi, M. A. (2018). Power and identity in immigrant parents’ involvement in early years mathematics learning. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 97 (1), 39-53. doi: 10.1007/s10649-017-9781-4 Full text available here 

Takeuchi, M. A. (2016). Friendships and group work in linguistically diverse mathematics classrooms: Opportunities to learn for English language learners. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 25 (3),411-437. doi: 10.1080/10508406.2016.1169422 Full text available here 

Publications with Teachers 

Jaques, S., Kim, B., Shyleyko-Kostas, A., & Takeuchi, M.A. (2019). “I just won against myself!”: Fostering early numeracy through boardgame play and redesign. Early Childhood Education, 46(1). 22-29. Full text available here

Takeuchi, M., & Coyle, R. (2015). Learning elapsed time through afterschool activities. Ontario Mathematics Gazette, 54 (2), 9–13. Full text available here 

 

Research Grants

External Grants 

  • 2020-ongoing Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (PI)
  • 2017-2019 Research Partnership Program, Alberta Education (Co-PI)
  • 2017-2018 Research Partnership Program, Alberta Education (Co-PI)
  • 2015-2018 Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (PI)
  • 2012-2014 Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PI)

 

Awards

  • Werklund Teaching Excellence Award
  • Research Fellowship – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Mary Stager Graduate Student Award – OISE/University of Toronto 
  • Government of Canada Award – Canadian Government 
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