Monica Wijers

Monica Wijers is a researcher, designer and initial teacher educator in mathematics education with a focus on secondary and vocational education. She is an expert in the design of authentic tasks for inquiry-based learning in mathematics that involve group work, creativity and problem solving. She participates in various national projects on designing educational materials for a variety of target groups, from functional illiterate adults to high school teachers and university students in teacher education.  Wijers also participates in the national platform for language-oriented education that advocates the importance of language development in all disciplines and she participated in the European FP7 project Mascil (inquiry-based science and mathematics with workplace contexts).