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Research Thesis Topic

Improving Student Fundamental Understanding of Mathematics


Topic ID
202

Thesis Topic/Title
Improving Student Fundamental Understanding of Mathematics

Description

There are three strands to this research: First, is investigating the impact of digital technologies that enhance mathematical understanding. These technologies allow the user to write (and perhaps record) on a screen. Questions to consider: How does tablet technology assist in the learning and/or teaching of mathematics? Do student produced screencasts improve mathematical understanding? What is the impact of the flipped classroom on student engagement in mathematics? (see research publications to date Galligan, L & Hobohm, C, 2013)
Second, is investigating how effective self-testing is in the demonstration of students’ reflective practice and personal numeracy skills and understanding (see research publication to date Galligan, L 2011).
Third is to improve teacher knowledge by linking pre-service teachers with the university’s applied mathematicians and specialist educators to develop pre-service teachers’ understanding of mathematics through the context of everyday life in the local region. Initial publication (Galligan & Woolcott 2015) in “Conversations on knowledge for teaching” University of Tasmania: Launceston. (http://conversationsonkft.weebly.com/uploads/1/9/4/1/19412239/l._galligan_engaging_university__community.pdf )


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences

Field of Research
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Specialist Studies in Education


Application Open Date
11/06/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Yes

H14REA091 for the 1st two topics and H14REA176 for the third


Admission Requirements

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