Josh Markle, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education - Elementary Education

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Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education - Elementary Education
Email
jmarkle@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Mathematics Education Spatial Reasoning Visualization Embodiment


About

Josh joined the Faculty of Education at University of Alberta as Assistant Professor (K-12 Mathematics Education) after obtaining his PhD from the University of Calgary in 2022. Prior to that, he taught mathematics education courses at Brock University (Ontario) and the University of Lethbridge (Alberta) and was a secondary mathematics teacher.


Research

Broadly, Josh is interested in students’ and teachers’ experiences in classroom mathematics. Some specific interests include understanding how spatial reasoning skills are developed and used in mathematical problem solving and posing, embodiment and the experience of the body in coming to know and do mathematics, and how mathematics can enable students to flourish, both within and beyond the classroom.

Courses

EDEL 316 - Communication Through Mathematics Education

This course provides an introduction to the teaching and learning of mathematics in the elementary classroom. The focus will be on using curriculum, strategies, planning and resources to meet student needs. Prerequisite: EDU 100 and 210; pre/corequisite EDU 211. For students in the Elementary After Degree program: pre/corequisite EDU 210, 211, and 300. EDEL 316 is offered as part of Year 3 of the Elementary Program Route.


EDU 547 - Perspectives on Mathematics Learners and Learning

This course explores how teachers' implicit assumptions about learning influence their decisions about the tasks chosen, questions asked, tools available, classroom setup, and assessments posed. In this course, teachers will be asked to examine their assumptions about mathematics learning alongside historical and contemporary research and perspectives on learning. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment, refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


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Publications

Tentativeness as strategy and affordance in spatial visualization

Author(s): Markle, Josh
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: For the Learning of Mathematics
Volume: 42
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 20-24
External Link: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1353560

Layering methodological tools to represent classroom collectivity

Author(s): McGarvey, L., Glanfield, F., Mgombelo, J., Thom, J., Towers, J., Simmt, E., Markle, J., Davis, B., Martin, L., & Proulx, J.
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: In C. Fernández, S. Llinares, Á. Gutiérrez, & N. Planas (Eds.), Proceedings of the 45th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Volume: 1
Page Numbers: 177-201

Tentativeness in the mathematics classroom: Two cases of the hand as a landing site

Author(s): Markle, Josh
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal
Volume: 39
Issue: September
Page Numbers: 1-18

Enactive hermeneutics as an interpretive framework in the mathematics classroom

Author(s): Markle, Josh
Publication Date: 2021
Publication: Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal
Volume: 37
Issue: August
Page Numbers: 1-27

How do you feel? Using scribblers in the math classroom to elicit mathematical and personal connections

Author(s): Markle, Josh; Shivji, Raessa
Publication Date: 2021
Publication: delta-K: Journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association
Volume: 57
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 41-47

Loving kindness and capability in the mathematics classroom

Author(s): Markle, Josh
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Journal of The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 1-11
External Link: https://jcacs3.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/jcacs/article/view/40391