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Researcher: Callingham, RA (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)

Fields of Research

Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Education Assessment and Evaluation
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Education Systems
Higher Education
Education
Special Education and Disability
Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Studies in Human Society
Educational Technology and Computing
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Approximation Theory and Asymptotic Methods

Research Objectives

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

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A 20-Year study of mathematics achievement; Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
A Developmental Scale of Mental Computation; 24th Annual MERGA Conference
A Developmental Scale of Mental Computation with Part-Whole Numbers; Mathematics Education Research Journal
A model for assessing higher order thinking in statistics; Educational Research and Evaluation
A whole school approach to developing mental computation; International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Achieving growth in NAPLAN: characteristics of successful schools; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research
Advancing Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools
An initial exploration of teachers’ numeracy in the context of professional capital; ZDM
Applying Rasch to confirm the underlying construct of a new process instrument in Gymnastics; AARE
Assessing statistical literacy: A question of interpretation?; International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS)
Assessing statistical understanding in middle schools: Emerging issues in a technology-rich environment; Technology Innovations in Statistics Education
Assessment in Mathematics: From Functional to Critical Practice; Lambert Academic Publishing
Average: the juxtaposition of procedure and context; Mathematics Education Research Journal
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)
Beyond the Basics: Improving Indigenous Students' Numeracy; Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated
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 Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Subject English Really be Measured?; Conversations on Knowledge for Teaching
Changing Teachers' Classroom Practice through Developmental Assessment: Constraints, Concerns and Unintended Impacts; MERGA
Chinese students and mathematical problem solving: An application of the actiotope model of giftedness; Exceptionality in East Asia: Explorations in the actiotope model of giftedness
Classroom motivational environment influences on emotional and cognitive dimensions of student interest in mathematics; ZDM
Come in Spinner; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Commentary on chapter by Gileh Leder, 'Look for gold: Catering for mathematically gifted students within and beyond ZDM'; Towards Equity in Mathematics Education
Conceptualising technology integrated mathematics teaching: the stamp knowledge framework; The 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Conducting research in social media discourse: Ethical challenges; Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World
Connecting the beliefs and knowledge of preservice teachers; 17th Mathematical Views Conference (MAVI-17)
Construction and validation of a survey instrument to determine the gender-related challenges faced by pre-service male primary teachers; International Journal of Research & Method in Education
Creating a Measure of Middle School Students' Interest in Statistical Literacy: Is it Possible?; PROMS
Creating connections in middle school mathematics; Mathematics - making waves
Critical literacy in the information age: Lies, damn lies and; Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 In The Age Of Information & Communication Technologies
Cross-cultural research in mathematics education: Challenges and opportunities; International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World
Developing learning progressions to support mathematical reasoning in the middle years: statistical reasoning; 40 years on: we are still learning! The 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Developing Performance Assessment Tasks in Mathematics: A Case Study; The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc
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
Diagnosing Children's Letter Sound Knowledge Using a Parsimonious Spelling Word List; PROMS
Digging into Australian Data with Tinkerplots; Objective Learning Materials
Establishing PCK for Teaching Statistics; ICMI/IASE
Experiencing teaching and learning quantitative reasoning in a project-based context; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Explaining student achievement: The influence of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in statistics; International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Exploring primary teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics; The 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Factors Influencing Mathematics Achievement among Secondary School Students: A Review; The Future of Educational Research
Factors Influencing the Development of Middle School Students' Interests in Statistical Literacy; Statistics Education Research Journal
Getting out of bed: Students' beliefs; MERGA
How the curriculum shapes teachers' thinking: A comparison of New Zealand and Australian teachers' thinking about statistics; Ninth International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Implications of differential item functioning in statistical literacy: Is gender still an issue?; International Education Research Conference
Inclusive Practice in Mathematics: Becoming Comfortable with Alternative Assessment; 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria
Increasing the LD50 of mathematics: Re-engaging students in mathematics learning; 24th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT)
Influencing Statistical Literacy in the Middle Years of Schooling: The First Year of the STATSMART Project; International Congress on Mathematical Education
Intentions and Behaviours: Record-keeping practices of pre-service teachers during professional experience; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Interest, self-efficacy, and academic achievement in a statistics lesson; Interest in mathematics and science learning
Introduction to MERJ special issue, “Theoretical foundations of engagement in mathematics: empirical studies from the field”; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Investigative approaches to teaching mathematics and ‘getting through the curriculum’: The example of pendulums; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Issues for the Assessment and Measurement of Statistical Understanding in a Technology-Rich Environment; 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Levels of use of interactive whiteboard technology in the primary mathematics classroom; Technology, Pedagogy and Education
Likelihood and sample size: The understandings of students and their teachers; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Lung Disease, Indigestion, and Two-way Tables; Investigations in Mathematics Learning
Mathematical connections for the middle school specialist; EQ Australia
Mathematical knowledge for teaching of MERGA members; 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Mathematics Assessment in Primary Classrooms: Making it Count; Australian Council for Educational Research Conference 2010
Mathematics Assessment: Everything old is new again? The Annual Clements/Foyster Oration; 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)
Measurement Challenges in Mathematics Education Research; Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education
Measuring Levels of Statistical Pedagogical Content Knowledge; Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics - Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education: A Joint ICMI/IASE Study
Measuring Middle School Students' Interest in Statistical Literacy; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Measuring pre-service teachers knowledge of mathematics for teaching; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Measuring Statistical Literacy; Journal of Applied Measurement
Number sense and errors on mental computation tasks; AARE 2004
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 Research Design Issues using Rasch Measurement: The StatSmart Project; AARE
PCK and average; 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Personal numeracy standards of entrants to teacher education courses; 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Primary Mathematics: Capitalising on ICT for Today and Tomorrow; Cambridge University Press
Primary Mathematics: Capitalising on ICT for today and tomorrow; Cambridge University Press
Primary Students' Mental Computation: Strategies and Achievement; MERGA
Probing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in statistics: 'how will Tom get to school tomorrow?'; MERGA
Professionalizing in- service teachers' focus on technological pedagogical and content knowledge; Education and Information Technologies
Proportional Reasoning: Student Knowledge and Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge; MERGA
Relationship between mathematics anxiety and attitude towards mathematics among Indian students; 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 36)
Research in Mental Computation: Multiple Perspectives; Post Pressed
Rich tasks to build statistical reasoning; The 25th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc
Shifting sands: Using SOLO to promote assessment for learning with secondary mathematics and science teachers; AARE
Social learning, language and instruction for adult learners where English is their second language; Constructing Educational Achievement: A Sociocultural perspective
Statistical Literacy Among Chinese Students; PROMS
Statistical literacy in the middle school: The relationship between interest, self-efficacy and prior mathematics achievement; Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology
Statistical Literacy: A Complex Hierarchical Construct; Statistics Education Research Journal
Statistical literacy: From idiosyncratic to critical thinking; International Association for Statistical Education (IASE)
Student attitude change associated with teacher professional learning in Mathematics; MAVI-16
Student Change Associated with Professional Learning in Mathematics; MERGA
Student change associated with teachers' professional learning; MERGA
Students' appreciation of expectation and variations as a foundation for statistical understanding; Mathematical thinking and learning
Students’ development of statistical literacy in the upper primary years; 40 years on: we are still learning! The 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Students’ engagement profiles in mathematics according to learning environment dimensions: developing an evidence base for best practice in mathematics education; School Psychology International
Success in Numeracy Education: Chance Substrand: Assessment tasks and teaching activities (Levels 3, 4 and 5)
Teacher attitudes towards chance and data; Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Teachers' and pre-service teachers' confidence to teach primary school mathematics; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Teachers' confidence in teaching statistical ideas; Ninth International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Teaching fractions for understanding: addressing interrelated concepts; 40 years on: we are still learning! The 40th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
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 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 development of statistical literacy at school; Statistics Education Research Journal
The impact of an Education for Sustainability unit on the knowledge and attitudes of pre-service primary teachers at an Australian university; Geographical Education
The impact of within-school autonomy on students’ goal orientations and engagement with mathematics; Mathematics Education Research Journal
The measurement of school students' understanding of statistical variation; International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
The nature and development of middle school mathematics teachers' knowledge; Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
The Successful School: A Genuine Trend or Statistical Artifice?; AARE 2004
The use of interactive whiteboards in education: Opportunities and challenges; The Future of Educational Research
The use of language in the mathematics classroom; Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World
Towards a Framework for Numeracy Assessment; Mathematics Education Research Group of Australiasia Incorporated
Trajectories of learning in middle years' students statistical development; International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS)
Two-Way Tables: Issues at the Heart of Statistics and Probability for Students and Teachers; Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Uncertainty in mathematics education: What to do with statistics?; Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2008-2011
Understanding Mathematical Giftedness: Integrating Self, Action Repertoires and the Environment; The International Handbook of Giftedness
Using Developmental Frameworks to Support Curriculum outcomes; MERGA
Using interactive whiteboards to teach mathematics: Examining teachers' pedagogical approaches; International Technology, Education and Development Conference 2011
Using Rasch measurement to identify cross-cultural aspects of statistical literacy; Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures
Using the IWB in an early years mathematics classroom: an application of the TPACK framework; Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education
Working mathematically to revitalise assessment; AAMT

Research Projects

Assessing and Improving the Mental Computation of School-aged Students; Australian Research Council (ARC)
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 mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Longitudinal Change for Teachers and Students in Relation to Professional Learning in Statistics Education; 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)
Towards Educating Mathematics Professionals Encompassing Science and Technology (TEMPEST); Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Building an evidence base for national best practice in mathematics education
Improving Literacy and Numeracy across Years 5 to 8 in response to the outcomes of the NAPLAN results in Years 7 and 9
Personal Numeracy Standards for Entrants to Teacher Education Courses: Research of options to meet AITSL requirements
Raising the Bar, Closing the Gap

Research Candidate Supervision

An Investigation of the Role of Participation and Its Effect on Narrative in Young People's Multimodal Storytelling Practices on YouTube
At a Crossroads, Which Way Do I Go? Pre-tertiary or VET, the Students' Perspectives
Classroom, Identity and Cultural Diversity- Identity Formation and Negotiation of Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong Classrooms.
Enhancing An Understanding of the Pedagogical Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Adult TAFE Students
Enhancing Mathematics Teacher Educators' Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge Through Collaborative Professional Development- Ethiopia
Exploration of the Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Middle Years English-Literacy Teachers (PCK)
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?
Living with Lady Macbeth- A Socio-Cultural Approach to Second Language Learning through Theatre
Peril or Promise- The Realities of the Implementation of Language Policy in Education in Uganda
Review and Change in a Tongan Education System
Student Interaction and Collaboration in the Online Secondary English Course
Students' Understanding of Statistical Inference- Implications for Teaching
The Collaboration Between Higher Learning Institution and Vocational Education and Training (VET) system Improved the VET and makes Higher Education More Accessible to Low Socioeconomic Group (LSEG), A Malaysian Perspective
The Development of Middle School Children's Interest in Statistical Literacy
The Effects of Introducing Creative Writing, with Particular Reference to Poetry People in Institutional Care
The Middle Years of Schooling- A Critical Time for Developing Mental Computation
The Relationship of Stress, Burnout and Resilience of Teachers of Emotionally Behaviourally Challenged Students in Hong Kong
Using Fathom Statistical Education Software in High School to Examine Students' Acceptance of Virtual Simulation and Use of Simulation to Model Sample Size when Sampling from Large and Infinite Populations
Using Technology to Enhance the Effectiveness of Assessment for Pre-Service Teachers Studying Health and Physical Education