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Researcher: Chick, HL (Associate Professor Helen Chick)

Fields of Research

Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Algebra and Number Theory
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Learning Sciences
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Education Systems
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Statistics
Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Secondary Education

Research Objectives

Teacher and Instructor Development
Pedagogy
Education and Training Systems
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Learner and Learning Processes
Learner and Learning Achievement
School/Institution Policies and Development
School/Institution
Education and Training
Equity and Access to Education
Management of Education and Training Systems
Teaching and Instruction
Curriculum
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Syllabus and Curriculum Development

Career Best Publications

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)
'Is this a five minute argument or the full half hour?' Enriching classrooms with a culture of reasoning; 24th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT)
A statistical literacy hierarchy for interpreting educational system data; Australian Journal of Education
An insight into the 'balancing act' of teaching; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Argumentation charts as tools for analysing students' argumentations; 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Aspects of teachers' knowledge for helping students learn about ratio; 33rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Aspects of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge for decimals; 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Aspects of the circle composition operation in rings
Average Revisited in context; 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Average: the juxtaposition of procedure and context; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Busting Myths; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Can Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Subject English Really be Measured?; Conversations on Knowledge for Teaching
Choice and use of examples as a window on mathematical knowledge for teaching; For the Learning of Mathematics: an international journal of mathematics education
Classroom research as teacher-researcher; The Mathematics Educator
Cognition in the Formal Modes: Research Mathematics and the SOLO Taxonomy; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Collaboration in Mathematical Problem Solving; Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education
Commutative quasiregular rings with isomorphic additive and circle composition groups, II: rational algebras; Communications in Algebra
Desperately seeking birthday mates!; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Developing cognition in interpreting data; Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Educating Boris: An examination of pedagogical content knowledge for mathematics teacher educators; 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 36)
Flipping the classroom: A case study of a mathematics methods class; The 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
God-like educators in a fallen world; AARE 2011 International Educational Research Conference
Grade 5/6 teachers' perceptions of algebra in the primary school curriculum; 31st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Helping teachers to make effective use of real-world examples in statistics; 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics
How do adults perceive, analyse and measure slope?; 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 36)
Improving teachers' professional statistical literacy; Topics from Australian conferences on teaching statistics (OZCOTS 2008-2012)
Introduction to the Special Issue on Personal Mathematical Knowledge in the Work of Teaching/Introduction au numéro spécial sur les connaissances mathématiques personnelles dans le travail des enseignants; Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
Investigating teachers' responses to student misconceptions; 29th Conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education
Investigating the teaching and learning of mathematics; The Future of Educational Research
Is problem solving teachable?; 40th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME40)
Issues associated with using examples in teaching statistics; Joint meeting of the PME 32 and PME-NA XXX
Pedagogical content knowledge and the use of examples for teaching ratio; AARE 2007 International Educational Research Conference
Pedagogical content knowledge for teaching primary mathematics: A case study of two teachers; 29th Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Practicing the tests not always the right answer
Probing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge: lessons from the case of the subtraction algorithm; 29th Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
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
Qualities of examples in learning and teaching; ZDM : The International Journal of Mathematics Education
Quasiregular torsion rings having isomorphic additive and circle composition groups; Quaestiones Mathematicae
Reacting to quantitative data: teachers' perceptions of student achievement reports; 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)
Responses to “The Scary Question”: how teaching challenges impact the use of knowledge and its development; 40th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME40)
Rings with isomorphic additive and circle composition groups; Rings and Radicals
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
Showing and telling: Primary students' outcomes in data representation and interpretation; Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated
Statistical literacy in a profesional context; The 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Statistical literacy: a professional skill for today's teachers; Curriculum & Leadership Journal
Sufficiently Assessing teachers' statistical literacy; The 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Teachers of mathematics as problem-solving applied mathematicians; Canadian journal of science, mathematics and technology education
Teachers' beliefs about statistics education; Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education
Teachers' intentions to use national literacy and numeracy assessment data: a pilot study; Australian Educational Researcher
Teachers' perceptions of the factors influencing their engagement with statistical reports on student achievement data; Australian Journal of Education
Teachers' strategies for demonstrating fraction and percentage equivalence; 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)
Teaching and learning by example; 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Teaching for statistical literacy: Utilising affordances in real-world data; International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Teaching of elementary probability: Not leaving it to chance; 28th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Teaching statistics at the primary school level: Beliefs, affordances and pedagogical content knowledge; ICMI study 18 and 2008 IASE round table conference
Teaching the distributive law: Is fruit salad still on the menu?; 32nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
The 20 matchstick triangle challenge; an activity to foster reasoning and problem solving; Australian Mathematics Teacher
The language used to articulate content as an aspect of pedagogical content knowledge; MERGA
The properties of some rings having isomorphic additive and circle composition groups; Australian Mathematical Society Gazette
The statistical literacy needed to interpret school assessment data; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Time pressure and instructional choices when teaching mathematics; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Transnumerative thinking: finding and telling stories within data; Curriculum Matters
Trialling a professional statistical literacy hierarchy for teachers; 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Workplace statistical literacy for teachers: Interpreting box plots; Mathematics Education Research Journal

Research Projects

Building the Culture of Evidence-based Practice in Teacher Preparation for Mathematics Teaching; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Powerful knowledge: Mapping out standards of teachers' knowledge for teaching Mathematics and English to achieve the goals of the curriculum ; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Redesigning the introductory statistics classroom to the 'inverted' style to improve student experience and material retention; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Statistical literacy in the education workplace: Barriers and enablers for school personnel making data-driven decisions; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Towards Educating Mathematics Professionals Encompassing Science and Technology (TEMPEST); Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
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
Knowledge for teaching primary mathematics: how teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge develops and affects classroom practices and students’ mathematics achievement
Supporting personalised learning in secondary schools through the use of specific mathematics assessments that reveal thinking

Research Candidate Supervision

A reconceptualism of professional learning for teachers
Career Pathways of Teacher Education Graduate
High School Students Capacity to Develop Conceptual Understanding of Slope Via the Investigation of the Measurement of Steepness
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
The Construction of Secondary English Literacy in the New Australian National Curriculum
The Effect of Proactive Inhibition in Maths Education