The aims of the Mathematics Education research group are:

  • to apply the theory of teaching and learning to the practice of the discipline;
  • to conduct and promote research in mathematics education;
  • to strengthen connections between disciplines within the University;
  • to cooperate and interact with other mathematics; departments, both in Australia and abroad;
  • to organise an active program of seminars to enhance research opportunities in the field;
  • to increase the profile of education in mathematics;
  • to attract quality research students.

The mathematics education research group are responsible for the ongoing projects of The First Year Learning Centre, Maths Space and Maths Teaching Seminars.

Next Seminar

Presented by Barbara Maenhaut
29 Mar 2017, 7-213

Active learning is a term used to describe a range of teaching practices that encourage students to think during class rather than listen passively. The benefits of active learning approaches in science and mathematics courses have been well-studied, see [1] for a recent survey. At The...