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Researcher: Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)

Research Fields

Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Secondary Education
Higher Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Education
Education Systems
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Continuing and Community Education
Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Special Education and Disability
Global Change Biology
Educational Technology and Computing
Learning Sciences
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Specialist Studies in Education
Computer Communications Networks
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Approximation Theory and Asymptotic Methods

Research Impact

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

Career Best Publications

Comparing theoretical perspectives in describing mathematics departments: complexity and activity; Educational Studies in Mathematics: An International Journal
Influencing Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Mathematics for Numeracy to Students with Mathematics Learning Difficulties; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Looking for Attributes of Powerful Teaching for Numeracy in Tasmanian K-7 Classrooms; Mathematics Education Research Journal
School pupil change associated with a continuing professional development programme for teachers; Journal of Education for Teaching
Taking professional learning to isolated schools: Perceptions of providers and principals; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Teachers' beliefs about school mathematics and mathematicians' mathematics and their relationship to practice; Educational Studies in Mathematics: An International Journal
Teachers' Beliefs that Matter in Secondary Mathematics Classrooms; Educational Studies in Mathematics
The beliefs/practice connection in broadly defined contexts; Mathematics Education Research Journal
The nature and development of middle school mathematics teachers' knowledge; Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
Up-close and personal: teachers' responses to an individualised professional learning opportunity; Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education

Research Publications

'I'm not very good at solving problems': An exploration of students' problem solving behaviours; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
'No wonder out-of-field teachers struggle!' - Unpacking the thinking of expert teachers; Australian Mathematics Teacher
'The teachers give as much as they can, not as little as they can': Report from SiMERR Tasmania; Science, ICT and Mathematics Education in Rural and Regional Australia: State and Territory Case Studies
Accounting for the Contextual Nature of Teachers' Beliefs in Considering Their Relationship to Practice; Mathematics Education Research: Innovation, Networking, Opportunity
An initial exploration of teachers’ numeracy in the context of professional capital; ZDM
Approaches to problem solving: Developing an understanding of naïve, routine and sophisticated problem solving behaviours; The Psychology of Problem Solving: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Are we bored yet? Raising attainment and maintaining interest; 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 36)
Assistance of students with mathematical learning difficulties: how can research support practice?; ZDM Mathematics Education
Beginning teachers' mathematical knowledge: What is needed?; 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)
Being Numerate in the Middle Years:An Evaluation Report on the Department of Education Tasmania targeted professional learning numeracy program for teachers of students Grades 5-8, August to November, 2004
Building the culture of evidence-based practice in teacher preparation: Instrument development and piloting; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Can teacher collaboration overcome interdisciplinary barriers in a university structured around traditional disciplines? A case study using climate change; Teaching in Higher Education
Can Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Subject English Really be Measured?; Conversations on Knowledge for Teaching
Changes in policy related to early childhood education and care in Australia: The journey towards pedagogical leadership; The Future of Educational Research
Changes in preservice teachers' attitudes and beliefs: the net impact of two mathematics education units and intervening experiences; School Science and Mathematics
Classroom ready means ready to learn; Professional Educator
Community involvement in rural and regional schooling and student retention; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research
Comparing theoretical perspectives in describing mathematics departments: complexity and activity; Educational Studies in Mathematics: An International Journal
Conceptualising technology integrated mathematics teaching: the stamp knowledge framework; The 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Confronting educational disadvantage by improving Tasmanian adolescents’ participation in education; What is Next in Educational Research?
Connecting the beliefs and knowledge of preservice teachers; 17th Mathematical Views Conference (MAVI-17)
Cross faculty collaboration in the development of an integrated mathematics and science pre-service teacher education program; STEM 2016: Connecting Informal and Formal STEM Education
Describing Mathematics Departments: The Strengths and Limitations of Complexity Theory and Activity Theory; MERGA
Developing an instrument to assess the number sense of young children; Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research
Developing Ten Facts With Prep Grade Students: A Teaching Experiment; Twenty-fourth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated
Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses
Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses; ACSME: Australian Conference on Science & Mathematics Education 2013
Digging into Australian Data with Tinkerplots; Objective Learning Materials
Discerning the shared beliefs of teachers in a secondary school mathematics department; 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 39)
Dispelling the Myths: Influencing the Beliefs of Preservice Primary Teachers; Twenty-fourth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated
Do you see what I see? Preservice teachers watching video excerpts of teaching; Teaching Matters 2009
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)
Educational research and professional learning in changing times: The MARBLE experience; Sense Publishing
Experiencing teaching and learning quantitative reasoning in a project-based context; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Factors Influencing Mathematics Achievement among Secondary School Students: A Review; The Future of Educational Research
Factors influencing students' decisions about post-year 10 education; 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Factors Preventing One Mathematics Teacher from Changing her Beliefs and Practice; ICME 10 2004
Factors that influence students' educational aspirations; Education transforms 2015
Factors that influence students’ educational aspirations; Education transforms – Papers and reflections: Occasional Publications No. 1
Findings from a pilot study into student retention beyond year 10; 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Fostering Creativity by Establishing the Conditions for Complex Emergence; The 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education
Hearing the Community Voice in Relation to Student Retention in Rural, Regional and Disadvantaged Areas; European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2016: Leading Education: "The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers"
Implications of complexity science for the study of belief systems; Proceedings of the Day Conference held at University of Birmingham
Improving Middle School Students' Proportional Reasoning ; The Mathematical Association of Victoria for the Forty-Fifth Conference
Increasing the LD50 of mathematics: Re-engaging students in mathematics learning; 24th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT)
Inferring pre-service teachers’ beliefs from their commentary on knowledge items; The 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Influencing Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Mathematics for Numeracy to Students with Mathematics Learning Difficulties; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Instruction to support mental computation development in youg children of diverse ability; AARE
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)
Investigative approaches to teaching mathematics and ‘getting through the curriculum’: The example of pendulums; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Issues related to students' decisions to remain in school beyond year 10; Youth Studies Australia
It depends on the students: Influencing teachers' beliefs about the ends and means of numeracy teaching; MERGA
Knowledge and beliefs for nurturing reflective learners of rational number concepts; Nurturing Reflective Learners in Mathematics
Knowledge/beliefs and their relationship to emotion; 16th Mathematical Views Conference (MAVI-16)
Linking research and practice: Educational design research; What is Next in Educational Research?
Listening to the Community on Student Retention; AARE Conference, Western Australia 2015
Looking for Attributes of Powerful Teaching for Numeracy in Tasmanian K-7 Classrooms; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Make Your Own Paint Chart: a Realistic Context for Developing Proportional Reasoning with Ratios; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Making connections: Lessons on the use of video in pre-service teacher education; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Manifestations of leadership in diverse educational settings; What is Next in Educational Research?
Marketing an alternate model for science and mathematics initial teacher education; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Mathematical knowledge for teaching of MERGA members; 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice; Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice
Maths Anxiety Self-asseessment as a Quality Assurance Measure; MERGA 25 Mathematics Education in the South Pacific
Maths equation now adds up to problem
Measuring mathematics teacher educators' knowledge of technology integrated teaching: Instrumental development; 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 36)
Measuring pre-service primary teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Measuring pre-service teachers knowledge of mathematics for teaching; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Middle School Mathematics Teachers' Knowledge for Teaching; International Conference on Mathematics Education (ICME)
Numeracy for students with particular learning requirements K-8
Numeracy in a reform-based learning environment; AARE
Opening the gate: Improving mathematics attainment; Education transforms 2015
Opening the gate: improving mathematics attainment; Education transforms – Papers and reflections: Occasional Publications No. 1
Overcoming the challenges of keeping young people in education: A wicked problem with implications for leadership, policy and practice; Leading and Managing
Parent–child connectedness for schooling and students’ performance and aspirations: An exploratory investigation; International Journal of Educational Research
Policy and Curriculum Research in the Context of Change; The Future of Educational Research: Perspectives from Beginning Researchers
Positive experiences with negative numbers: Building on students in and out of school experiences; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Preservice Teachers' Understandings of Relational and Instrumental Understanding; International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
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
Professional Learning and Development for Pedagogical Leadership in Family Day Care in Tasmania; What is Next in Educational Research?
Professionalizing in-service teachers' focus on technological pedagogical and content knowledge; Education and Information Technologies
Profiling teacher change resulting from a professional learning program in middle school numeracy; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Putting context in context: an examination of the evidence for the benefits of 'contextualised' tasks; International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Putting Partnership at the Centre of Teachers' Professional Learning in Rural and Regional Contexts: Evidence from Case Study Projects in Tasmania; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Raising Attainment: What Might We Learn from Teachers’ Beliefs About Their Best and Worst Mathematics Students?; Teaching and Learning in Maths Classrooms
Recollections of mathematics education: approaching graduation and 5 years later; MERGA
Repertoires for diversity: Effective literacy and numeracy in inclusive schools
Repertoires for Diversity: Effective pedagogies for inclusive practice; AARE
Representing Proportional Relationships Algebracically; AAMT
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)
Rural and regional students' perceptions of schooling and factors that influence their aspirations; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
School experiences, Autism Spectrum Disorder characteristics, and mental health in females with Asperger syndrome; 50th Annual ASID conference
School Mathematics and Mathematicians' Mathematics: teachers' beliefs about Mathematics; International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
School pupil change associated with a continuing professional development programme for teachers; Journal of Education for Teaching
Stimulating reflection on practice: using the supportive classroom reflection process; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Student attitude change associated with teacher professional learning in Mathematics; MAVI-16
Student Attitude, Student Understanding and Mathematics Anxiety; MERGA
Student Change Associated with Professional Learning in Mathematics; MERGA
Student change associated with teachers' professional learning; MERGA
Students' perceptions of the impacts of parents, teachers and teaching upon their anxiety about the learning of fractions; MERGA
Taking professional learning to isolated schools: Perceptions of providers and principals; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Talking and Writing About the Problem Solving Process; Mathematics Education for the Third Millennium: Towards 2010
Teacher Beliefs: Probing the Complexities; MERGA 25
Teacher change in a changing educational environment; 223rd 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)
Teachers' and pre-service teachers' confidence to teach primary school mathematics; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Teachers' and their Students' Perceptions of their Mathematics Classroom Environments; International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Teachers' beliefs about school mathematics and mathematicians' mathematics and their relationship to practice; Educational Studies in Mathematics: An International Journal
Teachers' Beliefs that Matter in Secondary Mathematics Classrooms; Educational Studies in Mathematics
Teachers' Confidence and Beliefs and their Students' Attitudes to Mathematics; MERGA
Teachers' knowledge of their students as learners and how to intervene; MERGA
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
Teaching Mathematics: Foundation to Intermediate Phase; Oxford University Press Southern Africa
Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to middle years; Oxford University Press
Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to middle years; Oxford University Press
The aims of art education: An analysis of visual art in Tasmania's Essential Learning Cirriculum; Australian Online Journal of Arts Education
The beliefs of pre-service primary and secondary mathematics teachers, in-service mathematics teachers, and mathematics teacher educators; 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the 36th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education
The beliefs/practice connection in broadly defined contexts; Mathematics Education Research Journal
The education and development of practising teachers; Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015
The impact of a mathematics tutoring package on a rural secondary students' attitudes to mathematics; SiMERR National Conference
The impact of teachers' perceptions of student characteristics on the enactment of their beliefs; PME 28
The Importance of Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs; Australian Mathematics Teacher
The nature and development of middle school mathematics teachers' knowledge; Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
The professional education and development of prospective teachers of mathematics; Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2008-2011
The use of interactive whiteboards in education: Opportunities and challenges; The Future of Educational Research
Up-close and personal: teachers' responses to an individualised professional learning opportunity; Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Using ICT in teaching a specific mathematics concept: Graphs of logarithmic functions; 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the 36th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Using interactive whiteboards to teach mathematics: Examining teachers' pedagogical approaches; International Technology, Education and Development Conference 2011
Using technology to support statistical reasoning: Birds, eggs and times to hatch; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Using the IWB in an Early Years Mathematics classroom: an application of the TPACK framework; Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education
What do teachers need to know to teach secondary mathematics?; Learning experiences to promote mathematics learning
What teachers want: Identifying mathematics teachers' professional learning needs; The Mathematics Enthusiast
What you expect is what you get: The impact of mathematics teachers' beliefs about students' capabilities on their practice; SiMERR National Conference: Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Educational Disadvantage
What’s happening in Australian mathematics professional learning?; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research
Where Did I Go Wrong? Reflecting on the Problem Solving Process; MERGA
Which is bigger: 250 tonnes or 17%? A tale of salt; AAMT
Why does 0.999...=1?: A perennial question and number sense; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Why they continue: Factors influencing girls to study mathematics at senior secondary level and beyond; Continuity and Change: Educational Transitions International Conference

Research Projects

2009 R1 - The 33rd Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Building on the Basics in Maths: Raising Mathematics Attainment by Teaching Mathematical Structure; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Building the Culture of Evidence-based Practice in Teacher Preparation for Mathematics Teaching; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Delivering the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics in a Project-Based Learning Context; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Development of a New Kind of Teacher Beliefs Instrument; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Evaluating and selecting STEM resources: capacity building for teachers in rural and regional schools; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Inspiring mathematics and science in teacher education; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Integrating teachers' knowledge and affect to improve mathematics teaching and raise attainment; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Powerful knowledge: Mapping out standards of teachers' knowledge for teaching Mathematics and English to achieve the goals of the curriculum ; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Providing the Mathematical Foundation for an Innovative Australia within Reform Based Learning Environments; Australian Research Council (ARC)
SiMERR Hub Tasmania; University of New England (UNE)
Student retention beyond the compulsory schooling years in rural, regional and disadvantaged communities; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Towards Educating Mathematics Professionals Encompassing Science and Technology (TEMPEST); Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Automarque Analysis
Being numerate in middle years
Being Numerate in Middle Years Evaluation 2005
Being Numerate in Middle Years Professional Development and Evaluation 2006
Building an evidence base for national best practice in mathematics education
Critical Friend - ASTISM Australian Schools Innovations in Science, Technology and Mathematics Program
Develop mathematics outcomes statement to support primary specialisation Program Standard
Effective teaching and learning practices for students with learning difficulties initiatives
Improving Literacy and Numeracy across Years 5 to 8 in response to the outcomes of the NAPLAN results in Years 7 and 9
Maths Professional Learning
Numeracy for Students with Special Needs
Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Research Candidate Supervision

"I Thought I Was Reasonably Good At Teaching Maths"- The Link Between Principles of Practice Teacher Actions and Supportive Classroom Reflection
Attracting and Retaining Teachers to the West Coast of Tasmania- Recognising Responsibility to Improve Current Practice
Developing Robust Flexible Methodologies that Assess the Limits of Knowledge and Understanding of Neonatal Nursing Practice; Incorporating Cognitive Processes Required of Professional Practice, Interpersonal Competence and Intrapersonal Qualities
Enhancing Mathematics Teacher Educators' Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge Through Collaborative Professional Development- Ethiopia
Factors influencing mathematics achievement of secondary school students in India. School Students's Perception
Get With It- A Study of 'Learning with Technology' in the Tasmanian Primary Curriculum
How Can the Professional Learning of Secondary School Teachers be Improved to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes in Numeracy?
Mathematics in School and Life- Implications for Secondary Mathematics
Pedagogical Leadership in early Childhood Education and Care- Responding to the National Quality Framework (NQF)
Retaining Tasmania's Young People in Education and Training Beyond Year 10
Students' Understanding of Statistical Inference- Implications for Teaching
Supporting Beginning Teachers in the Workplace in Rural/Remote Areas
Teacher Disposition and Practice- Reflection, Awareness and Understanding
The Education of Girls With Asperger's Syndrome
The Effect of a Fraction Teaching Intervention on Year 8 Students Who Have Mathematics Anxiety
The use of Interactive Whiteboards in Australian Primary Schools