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Researcher: Muir, T (Dr Tracey Muir)

Fields of Research

Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Education Systems
Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Higher Education
Specialist Studies in Education
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Educational Technology and Computing
Secondary Education

Research Objectives

Education and Training Systems
Teacher and Instructor Development
Pedagogy
Learner and Learning Achievement
Learner Development
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Learner and Learning Processes
School/Institution Community and Environment
Equity and Access to Education
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Education and Training
School/Institution
School/Institution Policies and Development
Curriculum
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Teaching and Instruction

Career Best Publications

'I'm not very good at solving problems': An exploration of students' problem solving behaviours; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Describing effective teaching of numeracy: Links between principles of practice and teacher actions ; International Conference on Mathematics Education (ICME)
Investigating teachers' use of questions in the mathematics classroom; International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Principles of Practice and Teacher Actions: Influences on Effective Numeracy Teaching; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Stimulating reflection on practice: using the supportive classroom reflection process; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Up-close and personal: teachers' responses to an individualised professional learning opportunity; Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Zero is not a number : Teachable moments and their role in effective teaching of numeracy; MERGA

Research Publications

'I believe the most helpful thing was him skipping over the proof': Examining PCK in a senior secondary mathematics lesson; 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
'I don't really understand probability at all': Final year pre-service teachers' Understanding of probability; The 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
'I thought I was reasonably good at teaching maths': The link between principles of practice, teacher actions and supportive classroom reflection
'I'm not very good at solving problems': An exploration of students' problem solving behaviours; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Achieving growth in NAPLAN: characteristics of successful schools; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research
Always, sometimes, never true; Teaching Children Mathematics
Approaches to problem solving: Developing an understanding of naïve, routine and sophisticated problem solving behaviours; The Psychology of Problem Solving: An Interdisciplinary Approach
At home with numeracy: empowering parents to be active participants in their child's numeracy development; MERGA
Building a Common Culture K - 12; Continuity & Change: Educational Transitions International Conference
Can we really count on Frank?; Teaching Children Mathematics
Challenges, Reforms, and Learning in Initial Teacher Education; Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015
Cultural contrasts in the classroom: Preparing international pre-service teachers for professional experience; Teaching Matters 2010
Describing effective teaching of numeracy: Links between principles of practice and teacher actions ; International Conference on Mathematics Education (ICME)
Desperately seeking birthday mates!; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Developing an instrument to assess the number sense of young children; Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research
Developing an understanding of the concept of area; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Digging into Australian Data with Tinkerplots; Objective Learning Materials
Do you see what I see? Preservice teachers watching video excerpts of teaching; Teaching Matters 2009
Engaging with Mathematics through Picture Books; Teaching Solutions
Experiencing teaching and learning quantitative reasoning in a project-based context; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Flipping the classroom: A case study of a mathematics methods class; The 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Google, Mathletics and Khan Academy: students' self-initiated use of online mathematical resources; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Helpwithmaths.com: Students' use of online mathematical resources; 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 36)
How Do I Solve It?
How do they measure up? Primary pre-service teachers' mathematical knowledge of area and perimeter; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
I Know You Have to Put Down a Zero, But I'm Not Sure Why': Exploring the link between pre-service teachers' content and pedagogical content knowledge; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
I think they think that zero point something is less than zero: Investigating pre-service teachers' responses to mathematical tasks; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Increasing the LD50 of mathematics: Re-engaging students in mathematics learning; 24th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT)
Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature; The Future of Educational Research
Interactive whiteboards as potential catalysts of pedagogic change in secondary mathematics teaching; 23rd Biennial Conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. and the 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. (AAMT-MERGA Conference)
International pre-service teachers: A strategy to build skills for professional experience; International journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research
Investigating teachers' use of questions in the mathematics classroom; International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Investigative approaches to teaching mathematics and ‘getting through the curriculum’: The example of pendulums; Australian Mathematics Teacher
It's in the bag: Parental involvement in a numeracy at-home program; Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Join the club: Engaging parents in mathematics education; 23rd Biennial Conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. and the 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. (AAMT-MERGA Conference)
Making connections: Lessons on the use of video in pre-service teacher education; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Early Career Award 2008
Mr. Splash provides problems; Mathematical Lessons learned from across the world: prekindergarten - Grade 8
No more 'What are we doing in maths today?' Affordances of the Flipped Classroom Approach; 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA),
Numeracy at home: Involving parents in mathematics education; International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Numeracy Opportunities Across the Curriculum: Encouraging pre-service teachers to reflect on their experiences; AARE
Online, anytime, anywhere: enacting flipped learning in three different secondary mathematics classrooms; 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Out of the Classroom, into the Home; Teaching Children Mathematics
Preparing pre-service teachers for classroom practice in a virtual world: A pilot study using Second Life; Journal of Interactive Media in Education
Primary Mathematics: Capitalising on ICT for Today and Tomorrow; Cambridge University Press
Primary Mathematics: Capitalising on ICT for today and tomorrow; Cambridge University Press
Principles of Practice and Teacher Actions: Influences on Effective Numeracy Teaching; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Problem Solving with Mr. Splash; Mathematics Lessons Learned from Across the World: Grades 7-12
Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education; The 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Research Merit Certificate for Outstanding Contribution
Secondary mathematics students’ perceptions of their teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge for teaching aspects of probability; The 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Setting a good example: teachers' choice of examples and their contribution to effective teaching of numeracy; MERGA
Stimulating reflection on practice: using the supportive classroom reflection process; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Student and Parent Perspectives on Flipping the Mathematics Classroom; 38th Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Talking and Writing About the Problem Solving Process; Mathematics Education for the Third Millennium: Towards 2010
Teaching mathematics in a project-based learning context: Initial teacher knowledge and perceived needs; 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
The affordances of using a flipped classroom approach in the teaching of mathematics: a case study of a grade 10 mathematics class; Mathematics Education Research Journal
The enactment of a flipped classroom approach in a senior secondary mathematics class and its impact on student engagement; The 41st conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
The enactment of a flipped classroom approach in a senior secondary mathematics class and its impact on student engagement; The 41st conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
The impact of within-school autonomy on students’ goal orientations and engagement with mathematics; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Two of everything: developing functional thinking in the primary grades through children's literature; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
University of Tasmania Faculty of Education 2012 Research Award
University of Tasmania Faculty of Education Research Merit Certificate
University of Tasmania Faculty of Education Research Merit Certificate
Up-close and personal: teachers' responses to an individualised professional learning opportunity; Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Using interactive whiteboards to teach mathematics: Examining teachers' pedagogical approaches; International Technology, Education and Development Conference 2011
Using the IWB in an early years mathematics classroom: an application of the TPACK framework; Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education
Using Video-Stimulated Recall as a Tool for Reflecting on the Teaching of Mathematics; MERGA
Video-stimulated recall as a catalyst for teacher professional learning; Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
Virtual mathematics education: Using second life to model and reflect upon the teaching of mathematics; 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
What do they know? A comparison of pre-service teachers' and in-service teachers' decimal mathematical content knowledge; International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning
What does effective teaching for numeracy look like? The design of an observation schedule; MERGA
What is a reasonable answer? Ways for students to investigate and develop their number sense; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
What’s happening in Australian mathematics professional learning?; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research
When near enough is good enough' Eight principles for enhancing the value of measurement estimation for students; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Where Did I Go Wrong? Reflecting on the Problem Solving Process; MERGA
Zero is not a number : Teachable moments and their role in effective teaching of numeracy; MERGA

Research Projects

2009 R1 - 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Delivering the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics in a Project-Based Learning Context; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Improving Regional Low SES Students' Learning and Wellbeing; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Towards Educating Mathematics Professionals Encompassing Science and Technology (TEMPEST); Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Using Interactive Whiteboard (IWBs) to Enhance the Mathematics Teaching of a Selected Number of Tasmanian Teachers; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Building an evidence base for national best practice in mathematics education
Engaging pedagogy in the Middle Years (Numeracy 5-8)
Improving Literacy and Numeracy across Years 5 to 8 in response to the outcomes of the NAPLAN results in Years 7 and 9
Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Research Candidate Supervision

A Study of the English Competence of Indian-Background Students and its Impact on their Academic Achievement in an Australian University context.
Enhancing Mathematics Teacher Educators' Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge Through Collaborative Professional Development- Ethiopia
Information Literacy- An Investigation of middle school teacher beliefs and teaching stategies about online information credibility, reliability, and authenticity
Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Knowledge for Teaching Probability and Function Study and its Impact on Student Understanding
Teaching the Underachieving Student in Year 7 and 8- How Teachers in Northern Tasmanian Catholic Secondary Colleges Identify and Support Underachieving Students in the Middle Years
The use of Interactive Whiteboards in Australian Primary Schools