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School of Teacher Education
+64 3 3694139
My research interests are in mathematics education and initial/pre-service teacher education. In maths education I explore classroom experiences of students, particularly in the years 7-10 (11 to 14 year olds). My theoretical perspective is that classroom activity is distributed over three domains: classroom social norms, mathematical tools including representations, and social interaction. Recently I have co-researched with early childhood and Year 1 teachers in a Ministry of Education project exploring connecting mathematical practices across early childhood and the first years of primary school. I also write in the area of maths curriculum, reconceptualising content in terms of mathematical practices. A recent focus has been on curriculum and progression of learning in the early years, and at years 7-10.In initial teacher education, I am a co-researcher in a long term project investigating the planning practices of pre-service teachers, during course work and during practicum. A particular focus is using approximations and decompositions of teaching practices in mathematics education. I also work with teachers in early years, primary and secondary classrooms up to Year 10.