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Researcher: Reaburn, RL (Dr Robyn Reaburn)

Fields of Research

Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Higher Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Applied Statistics
Secondary Education
Sociology of Education
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Special Education and Disability
Education Systems
Continuing and Community Education
Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Health and Community Services
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)

Research Objectives

Teacher and Instructor Development
Learner and Learning Processes
Learner and Learning Achievement
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Equity and Access to Education
Learner Development
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Education and Training Systems
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
School/Institution Community and Environment
Health Education and Promotion
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Aspire High: Impacting student aspirations in a regional community; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
An analysis of the algebra chapters in a series of popular textbooks used in schools in Tasmania, Australia; International Seminar on Mathematics, Science and Computer Science Education
Building a new generation: Community expectations on raising aspirations in rural Tasmania; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Calculus; Teaching Secondary Mathematics
Crossing the liminal space: students’ understanding of confidence intervals; Twelfth Southern Hemisphere Delta Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics
Dream Big evaluation: Final Report
Exploring academic staffs’ self-perception about supporting diverse learners; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Frameworks for evaluating the work of teachers and teacher educators; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Introductory statistics course tertiary students' understanding of P-values; Statistics Education Research Journal
Methodological Issues in the Investigation of the Relationship Between Particulate Air Pollution and Visits to the Launceston General Hospital Owing to Respiratory Conditions Between 1992 and 2001
Modelling the growth of cultured greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata Leach): practical modes of measurement; Aquaculture Research
Pre-service teachers' understanding of measures of centre: When the meaning gets lost?; 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 36)
Relating Flexibility in Concept Image and Understanding of Limits and Derivatives; The 8th ICMI-East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education
Report of the program evaluation of ‘Dream Big’
Statistics and probability; Teaching Secondary Mathematics
Statistics instructors’ beliefs and misconceptions about p-values; 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Strategies used by students to compare two data sets; 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Students understanding of variation on entering tertiary education; The Future of Educational Research
Students' understanding of conditional probability on entering university; 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 36)
Students' understanding of confidence intervals; The 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Students' understanding of statistical inference: implications for teaching
Students’ understanding of randomness after an introductory tertiary statistics course; MERGA
Students’ Understanding of Statistical Inference: Implications for Teaching; Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings
The experiences of homeschooling parents when teaching mathematics; MERGA 41
The Future of Educational Research: Perspectives from Beginning Researchers; Sense Publishers
The Hospital Problem Revisited. Tertiary Students' Perceptions of a Problem Involving the Binominal Distribution ; MERGA
The practice of teacher aides in Tasmanian primary mathematics classrooms; MERGA
Understanding of limits and differentiation as threshold concepts in a first-year mathematics course; The Eleventh Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics
What is the purpose of education?; What is Next in Educational Research?
What’s happening in Australian mathematics professional learning?; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research

Research Projects

An exploration of University academic staffs self-perception about supporting diverse learners; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Numeracy for Life; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Promoting and supporting parent involvement in primary students' mathematics learning; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Towards Educating Mathematics Professionals Encompassing Science and Technology (TEMPEST); Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Research Candidate Supervision

Women's Participation in Classroom Discussion- A Comparative Study between Australian and Nepalese Women