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Lim Chap Sam

Phone : 604-6533888 ext 3758
Fax : 604-6572907
E-mail : cslim@usm.my
Qualifications :  DipEd, BSc, MEd (Malaya); PhD (Exeter)
Expertise :  Mathematics Education, Cross-cultural comparative study, Culture of mathematics learning in schools, Public images of mathematics, Beliefs and values in mathematics education, Mathematics teacher education and professional development such as Lesson Study, The use of ICT such as graphic calculators or Geometer’s Sketchpad in the teaching and learning of mathematics, Teaching mathematics in second language, Developing students’ mathematical thinking
Others : 

Awards/scholarship and Visiting Professor/Fellowship

  1. Oct1996- Oct 1999, Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship offered by the Association of Commonwealth Universities [ACU].
  2. 11-24 May 2001 (2 weeks), The 2nd Asean University Network (AUN) Distinguished Professors Program, at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, University of Brunei Darussalam offered by AUN.
  3. 1 Nov 2004 till 30 April 2005 (6 months), The ASIA Fellows Award (Cohort VI) 2004-5, awarded by Asian Scholarship Foundation (ASF) at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
  4. 24-28 October 2005 (one week). Selected for participating in “Workshops for Managing the Integration of Culture into Development Programmes”, sponsored by SEAMEO-SPAFA and ASEAN FOUNDATION.


List memberships in academic committees, advisory committees and journal editorial boards.


  • Issue editor of ZDM: The International Journal of Mathematics Education [from June 2007-December 2008]
  • Member of Editorial Board of The Mathematics Educator, NIE, Singapore [from 2006-2008]
  • Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Science and Mathematics in Southeast Asia, SEOMEO-RECSAM. 
  • Co-chair of ICME-11, Topic Study Group 28, Mexico.
  • Committee member of the Penang Association of Science and Mathematics Education [ASMEP]
  • Life member of Malaysia Mathematics Society [PERSAMA]
  • Life member of Malaysian Mathematics Educators Association [PPMM]

 Last updated on Monday, September 03, 2007


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