Inclusive Mathematics Education research group

We are a group of mathematics education researchers who share a belief that learning and teaching involves much more than the effective manipulation of cognitive processes.

We collectively believe that mathematics must be connected to the lived experience of students and to the individual students' own self goals in order to be truly effective. We aim, through our research to help create the social, cultural and individual relevance that connects mathematics  to the everyday lives of students.

We approach the issues that hinder efforts to deliver effective mathematics education programs from three key interrelated concepts or areas.

These areas/concepts are:

  • Values: related to beliefs and attitudes. Represents what is considered to be
    true and important by a person.

  • Equity: addresses factors that can enhance or inhibit opportunities such as
    socio-economic status, geography, cultural background, gender, and disability.

  • Self Regulation: refers to the extent to which students can make active decisions that influence the ways they enact their values in the process of mathematics learning.

By utilising these research themes our members operate within a collaborative framework that is engaged in the direct study of the classroom and community based factors that create and shape challenges to the successful teaching of mathematics education.

Group members