Short CV/Education and training

Professional experience

  • Since 2008
    Founding member of the transatlantic network International Network for Better Education in Mathematics, Sciences and Arts, USA, Canada

  • Since 2004
    Initiator and member of the project management team of the international network and conference series MACAS (Mathematics and its Connections to the Arts and Sciences)

  • Since 2003
    Professor of mathematics and mathematics education at the University of Education (PH) Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, including lectures within the framework of the cooperative agreement with Ulm University, Germany

  • 2010 – 2018
    Rector of the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd

  • 2006 – 2010
    Coordinator/manager for the EU project ScienceMath (Denmark, Germany, Finland, Slovenia)

  • 2005 – 2008
    Vice rector for research, development and international relations, PH Schwäbisch Gmünd

  • 2003 – 2005
    Head of the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd

  • 1994 – 2003
    Taught mathematics and physics at the Hanse-Berufskolleg (business college) in Lemgo/Ostwestfalen, Germany; concurrent: Instructor at the University of Hannover, Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) project


  • 2003
    Habilitation at the University of Hannover, venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in mathematics education, private lecturer at the University of Hannover, Germany

  • 1989
    Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.), Faculty of Mathematics at Giessen University, Germany

  • 1984 – 1994
    Research associate at the Goethe University Frankfurt (as a physicist) and at Giessen University

  • 1976 – 1982
    Studied mathematics and physics at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1976
    Hochschulreife (higher education entrance qualification), Waldschule Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Beckmann, A. (2021). Implementing Hybrid Education using the MathEdu Digital-Teaching Concept – An Example from Maths Teacher Education, INTED 2021, Valencia, pp 1083-1088, ISBN: 978-84-09-27666-0

  • Beckmann, A. (2020). Best Practice for Learning the Concept of Function in the Digital Era: Real-World Experiments, Virtual Environments, Apps, or Smart Speakers?. In: A. Savard et al. (Ed.): Proceedings MACAS-2019, Montreal (McGill)

  • Beckmann, A. (2020). Digitalisierung in der Hochschullehre – Erfahrungen mit dem MathEdu Digital-Lehrkonzept und zur Akzeptanz digitaler Lehrelemente durch die Studierenden. MedienPädagogik, (Februar), 1 – 20, https.//

  • Beckmann, A. (2020). Students´ Views On Digital Tools In University Lectures. INTED, Valencia

  • Beckmann, A. (2020). Zur studentischen Akzeptanz von digitalen Tools in der Hochschullehre. BzMU 2020, Münster (WTM)

  • Beckmann, A. (2019). Das Projekt MathEdu Digital – Digitalisierung in der Lehramtsbildung, Schwerpunkt Mathematikdidaktik der Sekundarstufen. BzMU 2019, Münster (WTM)

  • Beckmann, A. (2019). The Webinar as a digital Tool in Mathematics Teacher Education. INTED, Valencia

  • Beckmann, A. (2019). MathEdu Digital – Project Overview and Reflection on special Aspects of Digitization in Mathematics Teacher Education. INTED, Valencia

  • Beckmann, A. (2009). A Conceptual Framework for Cross-Curricular Teaching. Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Teaching. The Montana Mathematics Enthuisiast 6/1, March 2009, 1-56.

  • Hoefer, Th. & Beckmann, A. (2008). Supporting Mathematical Literacy – Examples from a Cross-Curricular Project. ZDM, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer (13 pp.). DOI 10.1007/s11858-008-0117-9,

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • MathEdu Digital – Digitization in Maths Teacher Education

  • ScienceMath – Mathematical Literacy and Cross Curricular Competencies through Interdisciplinarity, Mathematisind and Modelling Science (EU-Projekt)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Founding member of MACAS – Mathematics and its Connections to the Arts and Sciences (international network and symposia series)

Editorial positions

  • Initiator and editor of a series on mathematics education, Schwäbisch Gmünder Mathematikdidaktische Reihe

  • Initiator and editor of the University of Education's science magazine, Forum Forschung

  • Member of the international board of The Montana Mathematics Enthuisiast, USA


  • Member of the board of the State Rectors' Conference for universities of education (LRK for PHs), deputy chairperson, since 2010

  • Representative of the LRK for PHs in the university membership group of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK)

  • Representative of the LRK for PHs in the senate of the HRK

  • Financial officer of the LRK for PHs in Baden-Württemberg

  • Active in working groups organised by various state ministries in Baden-Württemberg

  • Deputy chairperson of the administration advisory council to the student services office at Ulm, since 2012

  • STEM representative of the LRK for PHs in Baden-Württemberg, representative in the STEM state initiatives, since 2013

  • LRK representative on the steering committee "Teacher education reform" for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, since 2014

  • Member of the commission on the restructuring of the teacher training programme for the Gymnasium (grammar school) in Baden-Württemberg, 2007 – 2009

  • Member of the scientific council for the PHs in Baden-Württemberg, 2005 – 2008

  • Member of the organising committee for Germany participation in the World Mathematical Year 2000, 1999 – 2000

  • Member of EWM – European Women in Mathematics

  • Member of dhv – German Association of University Professors and Lecturers

  • Member of DMV – Union of German Mathematicians

  • Member of GDM – German Society of Didactics of Mathematics

  • Member of numerous advisory boards (such as the economic advisory committees for the City of Schwäbisch Gmünd and for the Förderverein Onkologie), boards of trustees and foundations

    Peer review activities

  • Reviewer and supervisor of doctoral candidates

Additional qualifications

  • Creation and maintenance of international partnerships between universities around the world

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Three grown children


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