Associate Professor Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim

Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim

Associate Professor. Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at The Technion - Israel's Institute o Technology, in the Faculty of Education in Technology and Science.  She earned her B.A in psychology and computer sciences and an M.A (Summa cum laude) in Educational Counseling. In 2012 she obtained her Ph.D. (Summa cum laude) in Mathematics Education from Haifa University, continuing to a postdoc fellowship at LRDC, University of Pittsburgh.

Heyd-Metzuyanim's research interests focus on identity, emotions and discourse in mathematical teaching and learning. Since 2016, she has PI and head of the TEAMs project - Teaching Exploratively for All Mathematics Students (in Hebrew: MACHSHAVA), a research-practice project, funded by the Israeli Trump foundation. In addition, since 2018, she is PI of an ISF "center of excellence" grant, together with a multi-disciplinary team from four universities, called Dialogus. This project aims to foster dialogical teaching in mathematics, science and the humanities, in secondary schools. Previously (2014-2017), Heyd-Metzuyanim conducted a Spencer funded study "Designing for change in teachers’ practices – towards implementing explorative mathematics instruction".

Since 2017, Heyd-Metzuyanim serves as the Secretary of the International Group of Psychology in Mathematics Education (PME). She has served as a member of the Jerusalem Conference of Research in Mathematics Education (JRCME) committee and chair of the JCRME7 in 2019.

Heyd-Metzuyanim has published in multiple international journals, including the Journal of the Learning Sciences, Educational Studies in Mathematics, the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Instructional Science and ZDM – Mathematics Education. In 2014, one of these publications won the Research in Mathematics Education Early Career Publication Award from the Research in Mathematics Education SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She has co-edited a special-issue for Educational Studies in Mathematics on Rituals and Explorations in Mathematical Teaching and Learning and is currently co-editing a special issue on Identity in Mathematical Teaching and Learning for ZDM – Mathematics Education.

  • 2000: B.A. in Psychology and Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University
  • 2006: M.A. in Educational Counseling (Summa Cum Laude), The Hebrew University
  • 2006: Teaching Certificate in Computer Science, The Open University
  • 2012: PhD in Mathematics Education (Cum Laude), Haifa University