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CARMA Research Group

Mathematics Education Research

About us

Leader: Judy-anne Osborn

We have interests spanning tertiary and secondary mathematics education, with strong threads relating to equity, enabling and excellence. Topics of interest to our group members include: inquiry learning, inquiring learning as benefiting equity and access, the relationship between formal and informal learning, computational and algorithmic thinking, the use of ICT and more broadly of Tools in teaching and learning mathematics and statistics, experimental mathematics and visualisation as learning and engagement tools, the fitness for purpose of textbooks in learning, cognitive load theory, dispositions that promote learning, growth mindsets, problem and project based learning, authentic learning, learning communities and communities of practice.

Our members within the University typically sit within the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences or the School of Education. We have close connections in the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the English Language and Foundations studies unit and the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE). We also have strong connections with Educational researchers in other Australian Universities and internationally.

People

Members of this research group:

  • Dr Judy-anne Osborn
  • Dr Malcolm Roberts
  • Dr Andrew Kepert
  • Dr Elizabeth Stojanovski
  • Dr Robert King
  • Assoc Prof Peter Howley
  • Hassnaa Shaheed

Activities