After obtaining a BSc in Mathematics at the University of Turin, Federica joined the Graduate School of Education as a full time PhD student in 1998. Her PhD addressed the problem of how a dynamic geometry software may support students in the approach to theoretical thinking, and in particular to proving in geometry.
After completing her PhD in 2003 she worked on various research projects, including the ESRC-funded InterActive Education project, focusing more broadly on the mediating role played by new technologies in the teaching and learning of mathematics, and the SPINE project (ESRC-funded) investigating the role of language in students’ mathematics performance in examinations in Zanzibar.
Her recent work includes a focus on the use of digital videos as methodological and analytical tools in classroom-based research. Federica has also been exploring the potentialities of a new form of publication, videopapers, in the context of the dissemination of research to both academics and practitioners.
Since 2006 Federica is a Lecturer in Education and Director of the MSc in Education, Technology and Society.