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Researcher: Collis, KF (Professor Kevin Collis)

Fields of Research

Learning sciences
Education systems
Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Other education
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Applied and developmental psychology
Curriculum and pedagogy

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Learner and learning

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A model for assessing higher order thinking in statistics; Educational Research and Evaluation
Children's understanding of luck; Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Cognitive functioning in mathematical problem solving during early adolescence; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Developmental structure in the understanding of common and decimal fractions; Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics
Images in mirrors: recollections, alternative explanations and modes of cognitive functioning; Research in Science Education
Mapping Development in Students' Understanding of Vision using a Cognitive Structural Model; International Journal of Science Education
Mapping development of students' understanding of vision; 25th AARE Conference
Multimodal functioning in understanding fractions; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Professional Development in Mathematics for Teachers - Who, What, Why and How; 15th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Professional development in mathematics for teachers: Who, what, why and how; 15th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Teacher attitudes towards chance and data; Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
The developments of concepts associated with sampling in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9; Australian Association for Research in Education 1995 Conference
Towards a theoretical basis for students' alternative frameworks in science and for science teaching; Research in Science Education
Visual Processing During Mathematical Problem Solving; Educational Studies in Mathematics
Volume measurement and intellectual development; Journal of Structural Learning

Research Projects

Assessment of cognitive functioning in mathematical problem solving during adolescence; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Cognitive functioning in probability and statistics and its relationship to the school curriculum; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Concept development in common and decimal fractions, years 1-12; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Curriculum Development Projects Program; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
The assessment of higher order cognitive functioning during co-operative learning in probability and statistics; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The cognitive bases of alternative frameworks in school science; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

An investigation of perrseverence in number problem solving
Learning and Teaching Science- Linking Cognitive Development and Curriculum Design
Listening to music- the development of a technique to evaluate the quality of response to music using the SOLO taxonomy
The application of conceptual level theory to school based in-service teacher education
Title- Adolescents' Experience of Place- a study of thinking in context
TITLE- Developing an understanding of algebraic symbols
Youth and Social Support- A Case Study of Middle Class Jakarta Youth