September 12, 2023
Miwa Aoki Takeuchi’s research is centered around equity and social justice in mathematics and STEM education. Working collaboratively with learners, teachers, community activists, and families, Miwa Aoki Takeuchi aims to co-design the learning environments that can leverage learners’ embodied and emplaced disciplinary experiences into a transdisciplinary imagination toward social and environmental justice. To challenge the deficit perspectives imposed on historically marginalized learners, she and her research team employ and mobilize various research tools and public communication medium including arts to carefully listen to these learners’ silenced voices to shine light on traditionally subjugated and hidden ways of knowing. Miwa Aoki Takeuchi is on the Board of Directors at the International Society of the Learning Sciences (2021-2027) and Co-President of the Network of the Learning Sciences in Canada (2021-2024). She believes in fostering dynamic and porous communities that centre equity and justice.