Nagisa Nakawa

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Nagisa Nakawa
Nagisa Nakawa
Kanto Gakuin University
Ph.d. in education(Hiroshiima University, Japan)
Other affiliation
Child Psychology Department
Research funding number


I am conducting mathematics educational research in Japan and Zambia. In Zambia, I have been interviewing small children on number recognitions in collaboration with local people in/out of school settings. In Japan, for the couple of years, I have been engaged in childhood mathematics education and am member of a curriculum development for the level, called MTPT project. My research interest is numbers in mathematics and cultural issues in mathematics education, including family maths, minority children’s understanding with their social and cultural setting and so on.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
Assistant Professor, Architecture and Environmental Design, Kanto Gakuin University
Apr 2013
Mar 2017
Assistant Professor, Child Psychology Department, Tokyo Future University
Apr 2011
Mar 2012
Assistant Professor, Child Psychology Department, Tokyo Future University
Apr 2009
Mar 2011
Mar 2009
Jun 2009
Short-term volunteer as a programme officer in Zambia, JICA


Apr 2008
Mar 2011
Education and Culture, IDEC, Graduate School of Hiroshima University
Apr 2005
Mar 2008
IDEC, Graduate School of Hiroshima University
Apr 2001
Mar 2004
Graduate School of Kumamoto University
Jul 2002
Jul 2003
Department of Education, University of Birmingham, UK
Apr 1997
Mar 2001
Mathematics Education for Junior Secondary School, Education, Kumamoto University

Awards & Honors

Oct 2010
Excellent Student Scholarship, Hiroshima University

Published Papers

Zambian teachers’professional discussions in lesson study: a case study in mathematics in Central Province
Nagisa Nakawa
International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) 59th World Assembly      Jul 2015   [Refereed]
What fruitful discussions do Zambian teachers have in lesson study?
Nagisa Nakawa
Proceedings of 39th Psychology of Mathematics Education conference   (3) 273-280   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
Application of Substantial Learning Environment (SLE) to Mathematics Classes for Grade 5 and 6 in Zambia: Teachers’ Reflections and Development of Their Teaching
Nagisa Nakawa
Zambian Journal of Teacher Professional Growth   2(1) 55-74   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Where can we start from for quality teaching of multiplications in Zambia?
Nagisa Nakawa
Zambia Journal of Teacher Professional Growth (ZJTPG)   1 106-115   Apr 2013   [Refereed]


中和 渚
未来の保育と教育 : 東京未来大学実習サポートセンター紀要 : the journal of childcare and education   (4) 89-98   Sep 2017
Journal of JASME : research in mathematics education   22(2) 37-49   2016
<p>   The article discusses the challenges of a lesson study activity held in Serenje, Zambia, dealing with 1-digit multiplication, particularly focusing on teaching and learning including Kyozai Kenkyu and contents of discussion in lesson study. ...
Nakawa Nagisa
Tokyo Future University bulletin   9(0) 149-155   2016
<p> 本稿はネパール共和国のカトマンズ市内の困難な状況にある高校生たちが教育と社会についてどのように考えているのか,試験という視点から明らかにすることである.2012 年に公立学校で実施した第10学年(日本の高校1 年生相当)の18名を対象に行った半構造化インタビューの結果,受験を間近に控えた彼らの生活は受験勉強一色であり,教育と国家試験が同一視され重要視されていることが明らかになった.国家試験の合格証明書(School Leaving Certificate)が将来のキャリアパスに最低...

Books etc

Mathematical Values Through Personal and Social VValues: A number Activity in a Japanese Kindergarten
Nagisa Nakawa
Springer   Apr 2019   ISBN:978-3-030-16892-6
This chapter discusses the possibility of incorporating the framework of mathematical, social, and personal values into a number activity, following the approach shown in Shimada and Baba (Transformation of students’ values in the process of solvi...
Kenya mathematics workbook for Grade 1 term 2 in 2019
Nagisa Nakawa
GLMi Kenya   Mar 2019   
The future of Japanese mathematic education
Nagisa Nakawa
Mar 2019   ISBN:978-4623084296
Challenges after changing teacher education system in Malawi
Jun Kawaguchi & Nagisa Nakawa (Part:Joint Work)
Nov 2018   ISBN:978-4750347479
Fun with MATH 2A
Nagisa Nakawa (Part:Joint Translation, Translation of Mathematics Textbook)
Keirinkan   Sep 2011   

Conference Activities & Talks

Understanding, Assessing, and Developing Zambian Children's Abilities and Teachers' Professional Learning in Mathematics Class [Invited]
Nagisa Nakawa
the 5th Regional Conference for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa [COMSTEDA 15] and Annual SMASE-Africa Delegates Meeting   16 Nov 2017   
Classroom Interaction in Grade 5 and 6 Mathematics Classrooms in Two Basic Schools in Zambia
Nagisa Nakawa
the 36th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education   Jul 2012   
Bamboo Numbers [Invited]
Yamamoto, S., Sasa, H., Shibuya, N., Shimoda, S.
Symposium of mathe 2000   Sep 2009   

Association Memberships


Social Contribution

Kyozai Kenkyu Comparison of Curriculum between Zambia and Japan -curriculum and T/L materials-  
[Lecturer, Advisor]  Graduate School of Hiroshima University  Kyozai Kenkyu  Nov 2012 - Nov 2012
Mathematics Teaching Based on Constructivism
[Lecturer]  Hiroshima Prefecture  Nov 2011 - Nov 2011
Children at School in Zambia
[Panelist, Informant]  Oct 2011 - Oct 2011
Curriculum Development for Zambia
[Lecturer, Advisor]  Curriculum Development for Zambia  3 Dec 2009 - 3 Dec 2009