Dr. Jarvis teaches courses in the teacher education (BEd) and graduate education (MEd/PhD) programs within the Schulich School of Education (SSoE) at Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario. His research interests include instructional technology (particularly in mathematics), curriculum integration, teacher professional learning, mathematics of the workplace, and educational leadership.
He has recently completed a SSHRC-funded international (Canada/UK) research project exploring the use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) technology in undergraduate mathematics instruction; and created a web/mobile RE4MUL8 resource for teachers of mathematics. He is currently involved in the following collaborative research projects: co-teaching in graduate studies (with Dr. M. Kariuki); mathematics and technology use in nursing education and practice (with School of Nursing); GeoVisage, a spatial decision support tool for northern Ontario farmers (with Geography & Computer Science); instructional CAS technology in undergraduate mathematics teaching (with colleagues from Brock U, U Alberta); and, QED-Tutrix math software implementation (SSHRC Insight Grant; part of a 9-member international team).
Dan is the co-author (with Dr. Irene Naested) of the book, Exploring the math and art connection: Teaching and learning between the lines (Brush Education, 2012); co-editor (with Dr. Susan Elliott-Johns) of the book, Perspectives on transitions in schooling and instructional practice (University of Toronto Press, 2013); and, co-editor (with Dr. Mumbi Kariuki) of the book, From theory to co-practice: Perspectives on co-teaching in higher education (University of Toronto Press, under internal review).
Dan is a member of the Nipissing University Mathematics Education, Research, and Information Council (NUMERIC); the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) Communications Committee; the North Bay Symphony Orchestra (NBSO) Board of Directors; and, the GeoGebra Institute of Canada (GIC). He also serves on the Nipissing University Academic Senate; is a full member of the Graduate Faculty; and, is the current Editor of the Ontario Mathematics Gazette, a quarterly publication of the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME).
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